177px-Schwa_IPA_symbol.svg

Script flipped.  And screws loose, tightened up.  Hello all, it was a great weekend, and now let’s move on.

A topic I have touched on lately has been asymmetrical foot/hip & hand/shoulder positions, regarding movement selection for tissue reformation, performance enhancement, and aesthetic pleasure.

Assigning positions to joints and dictating range of motion/change of direction requires commitment and actionable information.

I’m not battin’ 1.000 but I swing LAMF and certainly possess the information.

Allow yourselves a moment here and a few more on MyTube.

Through repeated application of high variety, qualified movements I can resolve acute pain and reform tissue bent out of form or function due to repetitive stress injury, or a traumatic, high velocity accident.

Whereas many of the movements I record and drill/modify-test-drill-retest arise from creatively themed and instinctually guided mobility sessions, I do correspond the moves to the spectrums of specificity provided to me through my education with Gym Movement.  Meaning, I back-track to see which injury I am addressing through this high speed, low drag training.

Enjoy the clips

Inversion/thoracic rotations

Yo mama!

Inversion/wallstand 

JackOfClubsImage2

I get sprung when a familiar training implement becomes interesting for the second time.

But that’s not what I’m talking about.

This past few weeks have allowed me to invest some time in movements which will become loaded patterns with a club.

I mean: i’m doing small things to build a big movement with.

I took an Indian Clubs course from Dragon Door in 2010.  Enjoyed the weekend.  Dr. Ed Thomas’ lecture was excellent and his manner was kind.

Well, training with those 2lb ployurethane clubs was nice.

(whispering) “Speed & load”

But Apollo has arrived and I have work to do.  This will not be the same as what Dragon Door offered.

-Lots of hand to hand work, to condition my palms

-Safe patterns overhead, around the body, and from the hip to the shoulder

Let me say this: I have no desire to follow a plan from anyone else regarding the ‘hows’ of my impending club training.  I am using Gym Movement Advanced Assessments to diagram smaller movements which can become bigger movements, and may some of those movements become faster and then loaded.

Small movements that are identified within spectrums

Small movements that become bigger movements

Faster

Implement/Tool/Load

Now, you may say, “But Big Will, you;re an asshole”, and I would agree.  That is beside the point, however,and what you meant to say was: If you only have a 30lb club are you rady for that load?

Am I reaching for this load?

Possibly.  But then again, it is possible that Ryan Gosling and Elizabeth Moss will become the new Mulder & Scully and reincarnate The X-Files.

This load, this club that i selected, was not a number i drew from my ass in the hope that i was strong enough to drill quality, tested movements with it.  I tested the 20 and 45 pound clubs in Argyle, Texas.  I found the 20lb, while being a common weight to find at low price, was the best available for single arm work, and could wait for a few months of bilateral/asymmetrical/juggling work to reform my tissue and provide data and feedback.

This being said, I was not even ready for the 30lb when it arrived.

That is to say, I’m still working on smaller movements for my spine, which may help me resolve scapular, sacroiliac, and sternoclavicular issues.

If you see me doing unloaded get-up & get-down patterns on the Facebook or Your Tube, it means i’m working through spectrums of specificity, component specificity, and contra specificity, to move better, bigger, and faster.

Now available: 1 on 1 workshops for fat-loss and performance enhancement.  kettlebelltrainer@gmail.com

My coach, to me: “Still too symmetrical” regarding the placement of my hands on a bar for drills like chinning, skinning-of-cats, and hanging leg raises.

“Still too symmetrical”, I pondered?

My hand placement on the bar for chins, skins, etc., in the last four years, has been anything but symmetrical.  But it was not asymmetrical enough to address what was really going on with my shoulders.  And by shoulders, i mean, anydamnthing you may associate with shoulders.  Neck, sterno clavicular, acromion, humeral, scapular, what the hell ever tamiflu price.

So, coach tells me stuff.  Instead of asking him to elaborate, I refer back to my education.

How can I make a movement asymmetrical? How may I affect the tissue in a manner which promotes adaptation and apply change of direction/base of support manipulation which enables me to recover in a timely fashion and do more than before?

Well, this past month has been spent figuring that out.  And here is a quick way to illustrate how I selected the wall-stand/hand-stand variations for testing.