This post is an analysis of common orthopedic problems that arise from shoes and sitting, how to evaluate their development, and finally a look at how to implement prehabilitation or rehabilitative protocol to improve their condition. Table of Contents Introduction Shoes Sitting Systemic biomechanical issues Evaluation of lower body dysfunction andRead more
Steven Low, author of Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength (Second Edition), is a former gymnast who has performed with and coached the exhibitional gymnastics troupe, Gymkana. Steven has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Steven is a Senior trainer for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC). He has also spent thousands of hours independently researching the scientific foundations of health, fitness and nutrition and is able to provide many insights into practical care for injuries. His training is varied and intense with a focus on gymnastics, parkour, rock climbing, and sprinting.
The first edition of Steven’s bestselling book, Overcoming Gravity: A Systematic Approach to Gymnastics and Bodyweight Strength, was originally released on Amazon in November of 2011. Five years and several hundred positive reviews later, the second edition of Overcoming Gravity is now available—revised, expanded, and published by Battle Ground Creative.Read more
THIS ARTICLE IS SCHEDULED FOR AN UPDATE IN JUN 2017 Introduction / To the top Knee pain and injuries are common among weightlifters and even non-weightlifters. As I have discussed in Shoes, Sitting, and Lower Body Dysfunctions and many other articles, a lot of this stems from shoes andRead more
THIS ARTICLE IS SCHEDULED FOR AN UPDATE IN JUN 2017 A Firm Foundation: Focusing on the Feet Table of Contents I. Introduction Structure II. The Anatomical Architecture III. Arch Support IV. How the bones, ligaments, and muscles work together Foot Dysfunctions V. Pes planus / Flat feet / FallenRead more
Table of Contents Introduction Delayed onset muscle soreness Cramping Muscular acidosis Fatigue As fuel and in exercise Exercise Performance Conclusion Introduction Lactic acid has been unfairly demonized for everything from delayed onset muscle soreness to cramping to robbing banks. Well, maybe not robbing banks, but you get the point. InRead more