Catalytic Concepts 3.0

Flossing is Good for Your Teeth and Your Tissues

Flossing allows for more specific “corrective” work to be done at trigger points found during mashing. It restores the natural sliding surfaces of deep muscle tissues and quickly restores range of motion.

Catalytic Concepts 2.0

Many People Grab a Foam Roller at the Gym. But Do They Know Why? Do They Know What to Do?

There are many things you can do with a foam roller, and we will discuss the best in the near future. The first thing, however, is generally a simple mash of your tissue to drive blood flow and identify “abnormal” and “problematic” tissue.

What’s Working – Episode #1

Mr. Chris discovered that not only did our system resolve his low back pain, but it also dramatically improved another problem area.

Downhill mountain bike racing can be pretty extreme regarding adrenaline and wear and tear to the body.  After a history of bad falls, Chris was riddled with problems throughout his system but specifically in his low back and left hip.
HPC’s systematic approach to dealing with the underlying causes of patient problems lead not only to resolution of his low back pain, but also dramatic improvement in his neck discomfort and lack of range of motion; something he didn’t realize could be fixed.
We did not achieve this all on our own.  Chris put in the hard work necessary with his compliance to treatment and at-home exercises.  We are very proud of his commitment and glad to tell his story in this the first episode of “What’s Working.”
Enjoy the video:

Good Luck and #keepmoving

Catalytic Concepts 1.0

Diaphragmatic Breathing creates the Mind-Body Connection necessary to Improve and Maintain You Body

Everyone can breathe, but not everyone can breathe well. Understanding the dynamics of full diaphragmatic breathing can accelerate your health and performance progression

CrossFit Open 20.3 – Strategy and Recovery

Make sure this seasons repeat is a success, both in score and recovery

Repeat workouts are bittersweet.  We know exactly what to expect and that can bring comfort.  However, the comfort in understanding the discomfort to come is minimal.
This post discusses some strategic changes that yielded the following:
  • 35 second improvement in tie-break
  • 2 more reps at 315 after finishing the handstand walk (unthinkable in 2018)
  • Quick and easy recovery

Overall concept:
  • Pace the deadlift with quick blocks of work and short sets of rest to avoid “time under tension” and maintain your ability to work at the second weight
  • Press the pushup variation as hard as you can to leave time for chipping away at the deadlift
  • Prepare your body to easily meet the standard (hspu)
If you are effective with these strategic concepts you will reduce tissue damage and have an easier time recovering your central nervous system and posterior chain.  However, you will still need to focus 2 areas in the coming days
  • lumbar spine erectors – general blood flow
  • psoas/hip flexor to restore full extension of the hip to protect the low back
Over half way people.  #keepmoving