“David R U OK?”
1 Round for time
30 Calorie Row
30 Overhead squats (95#/65#)
30 Sumo deadlift high pulls (95#/65#)
30 Bar facing burpees
30 Medicine ball cleans (20#/14#)
30 Wall balls (20#/14#)
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Davis’ Law & Low Back Pain
Because of the high prevalence of low back pain, there is a lot of attention given to how to prevent it. Much of that literature is interpreted to mean “don’t do any exercises that put high strains, or high loads on the back.” The other more likely interpretation imo…is that as a ‘civilized society’ we place too few stresses…and too few varieties of stressors on our spine…hence the prevalence of #injury and pain. …cars, desks, cell phones, lap tops, prolonged postures, lumbar supports, etc…NONE were involved in the evolutionary process. As a human, you are designed to move. It is the LACK of #movement, and #MovementProgression that is more of an epidemic than the performance of “dangerous” movements
#StopBabyingTheSpine #bodyweight #conditioning #FRC #FR #FRCms #rehabilitation #LowBackPain
“Ligaments, or any soft tissue, when put under even a moderate degree of tension, if that tension is unremitting, will elongate by the addition of new material; on the contrary, when ligaments, or rather soft tissues, remain uninterruptedly in a loose or lax state, they will gradually shorten, as the effete material is removed, until they come to maintain the same relation to the bony structures with which they are united that they did before their shortening. Nature never wastes her time and material in maintaining a muscle or ligament at its original length when the distance between their points of origin and insertion is for any considerable time, without interruption, shortened.”
The status update from Functional Anatomy Seminars is, in my opinion a restating of Davis’ Law and applying it to the “epidemic” of low back pain that plagues modern society. The very conveniences that make our lives comfortable, and that allow me to present this message to you, are also contributing to the problem. Our bodies need and demand to be put under physical stress. It is this very stress that allows us to grow stronger and more resilient.
Do you have back pain or some other chronic ache? Even though you are hitting it hard in the gym on a regular basis are you spending the rest of your day actively trying to avoid stress and strain? It may be time to rethink your daily routine.