Dichotomy: The Biggest Loser is Loss of Function!

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Dichotomy: The Biggest Loser is Loss of Function!

Facebook voight Dichotomy: Functional progressions with the athlete’s safety first vs all out, in your face, firehose of high intensity exercises given to high risk individuals. This is what I was presented with today. I finish editing what was probably the best podcast I have ever had with the Godfather of Functional Movement Corrections; Dr. Mike Voight and then watch the Biggest Loser on my DVR. Mike and I discuss how he developed rehabilitation techniques that can enhance function and performance and how sending an injured athlete back into the ring without fixing the dysfunction leads to further injury. Then I watch 25 severely obese individuals being tortured, tearing muscles, collapsing, fainting and getting IVs after running up a hill. “You can do it!” I know it makes for great TV but seriously. If you screened these athletes they would be excluded from 90% of the exercises they were performing. Mike and I discussed how you rehab, then use high threshold exercises to test their function under stress then place them back into the training environment. I wish every trainer and athlete out there could gain the wisdom that Mike has bestowed upon me. If they did, there would be less injured, obese, dysfunctionally moving individuals walking this earth. Go back to early posts on PMRS, read Movement by Gray Cook, take seminars on screening and restoring function….Educate yourself, empower and inspire your athletes to greatness but first and for most over all that….. Do Not Injure Your Athlete! #OverDeliver #Undeniable #CoachGlass

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