The small things that make the difference

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  1. Fenderson

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    What small things do you do that make a difference to your training?

    For example ive been using captain of crusher grippers and a neck harness each day which has made a difference in training and of course now my necks 'swole/yoked' from all the neck work ;)

    what other things could I add that can be done In a short time each day? This is primarily for mma.
     
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    double overhand grip when I do the deadlift....small thing but works my grip more
     
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    - 100 band pull-aparts or face pulls upon waking

    - Pull leg up and do piriformis stretches on the kitchen counter while cooking, microwaving, etc.

    - Kegel exercises
     
  4. ironwolf

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    -Make my cardio sessions brutally hard rather than easy low intensity sessions.
    -grease the groove with pullups
    -walk more
     
  5. KotovSyndrome

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    I'll plan to order some fat grips and slap them on for most of my assistance work.

    Grease the groove for third world squats, push-ups, pull-ups
    Vacuums for abdominal muscles
     
  6. Fenderson

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    Some good suggestions so far. Im going to add vacuums into my daily regime.
     
  7. Badger67

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    Kegels.
    Stretching my hip flexors, piriformis, lower hamstrings.
    Foam rolling or using a lacrosse ball.
    Ensuring my lower back isn't in constant pain.

    Shoulder mobility.
    Proper warm ups.
    Standing in good posture; jesus i can't describe how much this will help anyone.
     
  8. Fenderson

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    I always make sure to keep good posture throughtout the day. It definetly makes you look more attractive and powerful as well as being great for your back.
     
  9. KotovSyndrome

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    Focusing on good posture and proper breathing can deliver the best results for the least cost. Realizing I walked with collapsed arches, shrugged shoulders and my head tilted forward (nothing excessive, but noticeable) made quite a difference in knee, shoulder and neck aches andoverall appearance.
     
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    My back starts to hurt if I try to be in proper posture.
     
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    Sounds like you should see a doctor.
     
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    They didn't say anything of it when I mentioned it in my last check up. They didn't say anything about my APT either.
     
  13. Fenderson

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    Its possible that all the muscles in your back have got used to shitty posture and you trying to correct it is straining the muscles.

    When I started to change my fighting stance to a more side on stance (boxing) I could feel all the muscles in my back trying to pull me back into a muay thai stance. the muscles just weren't used to being in a different position.
     
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    ^ Likely something to that affect. When i began to change my gait pattern my external rotators were not used to it (being elongated in their proper position) and my low back began to pick up the slack and caused some pain. A few months later i'm a new man.
     
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    On a side note..most doctors tend to be concerned with drug and disease TX. Not many are very concerned with biomechanics and the advantages it has on health. That isn't to say they don't or can't understand it, just that it gets brushed under the rug at times.
     
  16. Tosa

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    Find someone who can actually help you correct these things. Like a doctor of sports medicine, a physiotherapist, or someone who knows their stuff when it comes to corrective exercise. It will ultimately make you stronger, and help you keep training hard as you age.

    I think it's a problem of expecting GPs to know such a wide range of stuff, and people not doing their part when it comes to taking care of their health. The average individual isn't going to do anything to correct APT even if a doctor points it out, so even if a doctor can recognize it, he may not say anything.
     
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    I never neglect my mobility work. I usually spend a half hour getting ready before lifting. I Oly lift and try to watch as many high level guys as I can. I'm always pulling something new to try to improve my technique just from watching the best. When people at my gym ask me about what I'm doing or how to do it, it's overwhelming to even try because I spend a lot of time at home just studying the shit. You have to take an active approach if you want to get good at anything.. do your homework outside of the gym.
     
  18. LucasWithLidOff

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    This is true. You need to see a PM & R doc, otherwise don't even bother.
     
  19. JudoChop!

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    This is true. Part of it also is American/Western medical being totally reductionist in approach. The AMA's approach is "lets pump it full of chemicals until it goes away". Thats a little tougher to do with someone who has bad posture. So they just ignore it and pretend that it doesnt exist.
     
  20. SexyMahnaz

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    Definitely +1 for mobility work.
     

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