Just a couple clips from leg day. On this leg day I did more exercises than usual but at lighter to medium weight. Also keeping the reps in the 8-12 range and the sets in the 2-4 range. Sometimes the goal is to stimulate not annihilate.
#throwbackthursday to when we first moved in and had this hideous tan color on our walls. I mean every wall.
Also we had no idea what color to pain over it! We haven't shared the process because we wanted everyone to see the finished product but trust us there was a lot of process and a lot of late nights. January was a very busy month.
Swipe to see our transformations! Old wall, primer, new walls.
We're so proud of what we are building. We hope you all know it's a labor of love and constantly a work in progress. Thanks again for those who have supported us in the long haul and those who are new ! 🙏
❗️For the TLDR version:
1️⃣ Posture & tissue damage aren’t predictive or directly causative of pain
2️⃣ Posture & tissue damage can contribute to pain but don’t need to be changed to improve pain because:
3️⃣ Pain is influenced by a variety of things including sleep, diet, stress, general health. So addressing those things can improve pain as well
4️⃣ There are a variety of different pain “types” /w different mechanisms & so the relative importance of posture will vary depending on the pain type
🤬For the long version: My recent post got a lot of people up in arms – especially those working in the health and fitness industry
📌I get why – the idea that bad posture causes pain is one that’s pretty ingrained in our culture and particularly in those industries
📌 However, our knowledge of pain and its underlying mechanisms has evolved –dramatically- in the past couple of decades showing us that our once strongly held notions don’t quite hold up
⬆️ While imperfect, included in the pictures above is a semi-brief, simplistic explanation of what we now know about the workings of pain. Rather than it being a simple 1+1=2 sensation it’s more an emergent phenomenon just as is any other human experience
📌 Just like we don’t suddenly fall in love with someone because we find them physically attractive we don’t suddenly begin to have pain because our posture or tissue damage. It depends on where we are in life and how those things fit with a variety of other factors
🤓 If you want to read more about the topic I have some old blog posts that go into a little more detail and have numerous citations at my blog on my website (link in bio.) Look for Pain Science Part I: What Causes Pain & Part III: Bad Posture Doesn’t Cause Pain
📚 Further, there are a wealth of good books on the topic. I recommend reading Explain Pain & Explain Pain Supercharged by David Butler & Lorimer Moseley. Aches & Pains by Louis Gifford is also good
🔬If you’re looking to read just straight up research look for any of the work done by Butler, Moseley, Gifford or Adriaan Louw
👍 Hope this helps things make more sense
🙋♂️Drop any questions below
Thanks for reading! 👍
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