Have you seen asymmetry in heavy lifts? The bench press where the sternum turns to the right. The squat where the left knee and left elbow stick out to the side. The deadlift stuck over on the right foot.
These happen. Often. If you haven’t noticed them, look out for them. It’s actually pretty cool.
But as a trainer, it’s frustrating. I can’t train you into that asymmetry. I can, but… what good could that possibly do? Now I have to stop you when I start to consistently see that.
But I’ve seen people shift over there almost immediately. I mean, like, rep two out of twenty. They know how to do the exercise, they just can’t. Their brains won’t let them. Why? Because ‘dey scared.
The End of Pain
My man Zac Cupples over in Arizona published a great post last week about pain, threat perception, and all of its manifestations. Everyone should read this.
I wrote up a post for the IFAST blog inspired by a great book I finished recently. Time to talk about how to change reality.
Boy, you missed a good weekend.
IFAST hosted Jennifer Poulin and her rendition of Myokinematic Restoration this past weekend.
We had a great group of people. And we had dinner.
And we welcomed our Nebraskan special guest, Matt Hornung!
Whether you’re a therapist or a strength coach, you need to take this course. And you need to start coming to IFAST for your PRI needs because we have too much fun.
I’m going to summarize some main points from the course, but keep in mind that the content of this blog post is everywhere. You should not proclaim you understand PRI solely from this blog post.