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January 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Wednesday 01/08/14

in: Workout


“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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"Hey, I know that guy." Happy 30th, David.

“Hey, I know that guy.” Happy 30th, David.

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

The Facebook status quoted above came from the page of Functional Anatomy Seminars. In 1913, Dr. Henry Gassett Davis penned a law of anatomy now known as Davis’ Law that says:

“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.

  • 10:53rx+ (30# med ball)

    Posted by: x 9:46 pm on January 8th, 2014
  • 13:15 with the 30# med ball. The cleans weren’t too bad but the wall balls gave me “Karen Sandwich” nightmares.Happy 30th David!

    Posted by: Mike 8:19 pm on January 8th, 2014
  • Happy Birthday David! I too did the 30# wall ball and completed in 11:33Rx Awesome fun birthday WOD.

    Posted by: Rickey 6:50 pm on January 8th, 2014
  • Thanks for all of the birthday wishes at the box this evening and thanks for putting together a WOD for my 30th birthday. It means a lot and I appreciate it a ton. I too used a 30# ball in honor of this momentous occasion. 14:45 was my time. Thanks for the birthday donut Jennifer, and thanks to my lovely wife for getting this put together. It was a blast!

    Posted by: David M. 6:29 pm on January 8th, 2014
  • Did this one with the 30# ball in honor of David’s birthday. 11:10 was my time.

    Posted by: Dan 5:04 pm on January 8th, 2014
  • Haha…that’s awesome!

    Posted by: David M. 7:02 am on January 8th, 2014
  • Great post! I’m definitely getting that standing workstation now. Happy B-day David!

    Posted by: Chris R 10:08 pm on January 7th, 2014

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