Monday, January 28, 2019

The Body Part You've Been Neglecting in Your Training – And What to do About It

Q&A with Sandesh Rangnekar

Note from Travis: A few weeks ago, I saw a great Instagram post from my friend Sandesh Rangnekar on neck training. After sliding into his DMs to ask him a few follow-up questions, I knew I had to share his great information. I hope you learn as much from this Q&A as I did!

Travis Pollen: What types of people should train their neck? 

Sandesh Rangnekar: The answer is pretty simple. Have a neck? Train it!

TP: Why is neck training so important?

SR: The entire world of rehab and strength and conditioning goes batshit crazy when asked about “core.” Ever thought of the benefits if you start considering the neck as part of the “core” and train it? If you look at it on a larger canvas, there are two school of thoughts here. One school of thought is that the core musculature consists of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex (including the abs!), or simply put the muscles in and around the hip and low back region. The other kind of “in the trenches” school of thought is that everything is core and everything is connected. I favor the latter.

Monday, January 7, 2019

What 3 Hybrid Physical Therapists and Strength Coaches Want You to Know About Pain, Exercise, & Movement [Physio Network]

A couple weeks ago, I had an idea. I contacted three of my friends in the rehab/strength and conditioning world and asked them if they'd be keen to help out. My idea? A "roundtable" on pain. Specifically, the misconceptions that abound surrounding pain, exercise, and movement.

I wanted to put something together for trainers, coaches, clinicians, and exercise enthusiasts that would clear the air on a lot of the myths being espoused lately by a few supposed industry "experts."

My friends graciously obliged, and this article resulted:

In the roundtable format, they each gave their take on the five most pressing questions/misconceptions about pain that are currently plaguing the health and wellness field. If you're not too familiar with the research on pain, their answers may surprise you.

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