Hey, everyone, what's going on? This is Dr. Chad Kuntz. You're back with Prime Time, and we are on episode number 14 already. We're going to discuss what's the difference between flexibility, stability, and mobility. This is a huge topic, and I think if you ask a multitude of different providers, you'll probably get a lot of different answers. The reason that this is so prudent is because it's literally integrated in everything, whether it's a clinical concept behind the way you're stretching, whether it's a clinical reasoning or rationale for the type of exercise you're trying to do to get out of pain, you're gonna find this a little bit everywhere. So, let's just break it down and then think about the application a little bit. Flexibility to me is a passive range of motion. Passive means, if I take my elbow and I bend it as much as I can, that's the flexibility of a joint.
Flexibility is really important as a provider because it gives me a lot of information. In the physical therapy rehab world, we'll call that an end feel. We'll call that an end feel because it tells us a lot of information. There's a lot of different types of classifications we may have, for example, if I try to bring that elbow and bend that all the way, and you say stop before I can even move that elbow all the way and you say stop because it hurts, we call that an empty end feel, not that you need to know that, but what it does do is provide us a lot of information and say "You know what? There's a lot of inflammation in that joint," or, "Something is really bothering you. I feel like I could have pulled you all the way, but you stopped me." Or perhaps assessing the flexibility of that joint, I can push you all the way and it's got a nice firm end feel, the joints are approximating appropriately. That feels great. You've got great flexibility in that joint. So, that's a little bit about flexibility.
What about stability? Well, hopefully, stability is a little bit more of a common ground answer, a little bit of an easier answer to decipher. Stability just means that you're able to have a nice co-contraction around that joint, and it's able to tolerate force appropriately, and you're able to do that without creating any more pain, and it's able to handle a sum of force or load to the joint. And stability, just a little bit of a quick side note, is probably one of the most important features that we need that is often undernourished. I think a lot of times we're trying to stretch quicker than we are to stabilize.
And then there's mobility. I like to think of mobility as a sum of both flexibility and stability. For example, when you're trying to get that shoulder into that full range of motion at the top of shoulder flexion, it needs to have great mobility, because, not only should I be able to have passively taken that shoulder joint up into that full range of motion, but I also need to be able to challenge its stability at that end range. And if you get both parts equated and working together, I think that's what yields beautiful range of motion.
Now, certain different types of thought processes will say that certain joints need one or the other. Maybe they'll say, shoulders need great flexibility, thoracic spine needs great flexibility, lumbar spine needs great stability, etc. In my clinical experience, I don't think it's that easy. I don't think it has to be brought down to that level of dichotomy. I don't think it has to be one or the other. I don't think our body is that simplistic. This body is an incredible machine, I will never stop learning about it, because it's always gonna be teaching me a few things as I work with my clients. Let's take a squat for example. I think, at the end of the day, you have to have this beautiful harmonious balance of mobility interspersed throughout the entire body. That takes into account that you have had requisite flexibility, and that you've done some stability training to help you get into that range of motion. The body really is connected, and it feels like the entire body kind of speaks to different parts of it to make it work so that you can do that new range of motion. We don't often think about it, but in that squat, heck, even parts of your shoulder blade, some completely non-irrelevant muscles up there are playing a role. And they feed off of each other.
So, in that squat, whatever work that your ankle is not doing, your knee is gonna try to make up for it, if that can't do it, your hip tries to make up for it, if that can't do it, your lower back tries to do it. And it kind of speaks to itself all the way up, all the way through. So, at the end of the day, I look to improve optimal mobility almost anywhere and everywhere I can. That means it has requisite stability, which is a really important differentiating factor than just saying I want it to be flexible. Just being flexible doesn't do a whole heck of a lot, because to me it means it's passive, in that you can't really control that. I think one problem that sort of throw my yogis underneath the bus here, but, I think one problem that yogis have sometimes is that they only achieve flexibility and they'll just passively pull themselves into positions, but no one is actually controlling that. And so sometimes we have to go back in and refrain that and say, "You know what, I need you to pull back on the level of flexibility you're going after, and I need you to stabilize there and let's teach you how to improve upon the mobility you have to get into that position."
So, I think that's where some different clinical beliefs and concepts come into how you're going to achieve that range of motion. But, at the end of the day, I think you need to be strong in somebody's end ranges of motion, but we need to intelligently progress into those ranges of motion. So that's just my quick thoughts on flexibility, stability, and mobility. I think this is a conversation that could go on a lot longer, but I wanna hear your thoughts. What are your thoughts on the differences and applications of flexibility, mobility, and stability? Why don't you email me at email@example.com. That's firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's hear more about this topic, who knows, maybe we'll have a part two based off of some of the conversations that you guys bring up. All right, guys. Thanks for tuning in.
Episode 12 | When Do You Really Need A Corticosteroid Shot For Your Pain?
"Hey, everyone, this is Dr. Chad Kuntz and welcome back to Prime Time. We are on Episode Number 12 where we're going to discuss, when do you really need a corticosteroid shot for your pain?
So if you've been in pain at one time or another when you ran into your general physician, your sports and or orthopedic doctor, the topic corticosteroid shots probably popped up at one time or another. And for most of us, we trust the doctor. They've done their homework. They've gone through all schooling and so if they suggest that we need one, we're usually on board. I'm just here to help give you guys a little bit more information and background on my personal clinical side of things having seen the effects of corticosteroid shots, and understanding now the timing in which you could best benefit from a corticosteroid shot. And perhaps some of this information can be super helpful for you guys at home.
So first we have to know what a corticosteroid shot is. A corticosteroid shot mimics cortisol. Cortisol is produced by the human body from the adrenal glands that sit just on top of the kidneys. Every morning, it's usually produced more so in the morning than any other time, however, should you be in a lot of stress in fight-or-flight, that's when cortisol is produced. So cortisol has very strong anti-inflammatory properties. That is most likely the main reason that it is favored in a corticosteroid shot. Because oftentimes if you're in pain, you have a lot of inflammation, so you need to fight chemistry with anti-chemistry, so to speak, and so, therefore, you knock out the inflammation with an anti-inflammatory effect. However, did you know that corticosteroids can actually start to weaken cartilage? They can actually degrade tissue that we're finding out now, most recently. Did you know that you're only supposed to have up to three of these performed, per year, in the entire body, because of their strong effects, strong negative side effects? They can actually promote muscle wasting and they can actually promote a decrease in bone density. In fact, if you have an excessive amount of cortisol for prolonged periods of time you can actually end up with osteoporosis, which is a severe weakening of the bones. In fact, it has also been shown to lead to something quite nasty called avascular necrosis most oftenly seen in the hip. And that's when the hip actually doesn't receive enough blood supply and that's not a good situation. So for all of these reasons, we have to be really more so mindful of when that corticosteroid shot is performed. Now, of course, if you have a corticosteroid shot every now and then, you're most likely at minimal risk for all those things I've just said. However, if you are a diabetic, do understand that this is gluconeogenic, and what that means is that it'll actually increase the amount of glucose in your bloodstream. So if you are monitoring that quite diligently, you would wanna know and monitor the amount of glucose that you have flowing through your serum or through your blood supply because you wanna make sure that doesn't get out of hand.
So when or who is the right candidate for these corticosteroid shots? Since there are so many side effects, why is it being performed so often? These are great questions. I'm here to kind of help you guys sift through it a little bit and kind of give you my personal take on this. I think one flaw of... this is more so even the healthcare system, is that we're just so reactive. We're so reactive and we jump to the most extreme resolution right away. And I think one example of that is a corticosteroid shot. Let's say I have developed right shoulder pain. It came out of nowhere, I'm not sure what's going on, I'm going to call it a 5 out of 10 pain but it's really you know bothering my quality of life, inhibiting my quality of life. It's making it tough for me to pick up my kids and it's making it tough for me to work. What do I do? Well, a lot of times I think right now in the population, we go right to our general physician. General physician goes, you know, you probably need to see an orthopedic doctor. They refer you out, they might do X-rays, which in my experience, most often doesn't really show anything. And then they suggest well we probably wanna, you know, not perform surgery right now but you would benefit from a corticosteroid shot. People undergo that process, okay? Now a lot of times, it does probably help but what is it really helping? It's probably helping the inflammation but it's not addressing the root cause. So now you've put yourself up for some severe side effects or possible side effects, and you haven't even addressed the root cause of it.
In fact, I had this sweet lady that had a corticosteroid shot performed for her knee didn't even know that she could receive care for it. And she had a severe reaction to it in the sense that it kind of gave her, if you guys are familiar with frozen shoulder, it pretty much gave her that in her knee, to the point that she couldn't even bend her knee and she had a huge autoimmune reaction to it. So all of a sudden, she had really high inflammatory levels and markers in her blood throughout her body. And she didn't even know that her knee could have been treated by someone and she could have foregone the corticosteroid shot. I'm sure you could imagine that made her quite unhappy.
So the point I'm trying to get to here is we need to address the root cause to figure out what the heck is causing that inflammation first. And knowing that these have such serious side effects, isn't it worth attempting conservative care for just 30 days to see if we can discover what the actual root cause is, which by the way you're gonna have to end up figuring out anyway? And seeing to what extent we can decrease that inflammation in that joint or in that muscle or in that tendon without a corticosteroid shot and save you all that worry.
So if you are in pain, and even though it's pretty significant, at a minimum, I would say find a practitioner that you trust. Find someone that can give you one on one care. I would prefer you to see someone with no techs, no aides, no assistants or anything like that, and to find a specialist, to find the best, okay. Find the best healthcare provider or providers that can give you the time of day to give you a good subjective history. Have a discussion what's going on because there might be actually something quite a simple answer there. You got a new job, you're doing something and moving a different way all the time. You began a workout program and maybe it's a certain movement that's just simply causing some inflammation because you're not doing it right. Yet you're gonna go to an extreme and get a corticosteroid shot when it could be like, you know, a quite simple fix in just 30 days. Isn't that worth it?
There are some cases, some cohorts of people, where corticosteroid shots have been shown to be maybe and arguably the most effective. The one that comes to my mind is a frozen shoulder. So a frozen shoulder, kind of an idiopathic meaning, unknown cause that's going on. There are some relationships like if you're a middle age female, if you're diabetic if you have thyroid problems, you might be more likely to have a frozen shoulder. So that kind of person might benefit from a corticosteroid shot sooner rather than later. But I wanna be honest. I'd still wanna identify her and give her a clinical diagnosis of frozen shoulder. And I'd still wanna see if she could benefit from our care for 30 days and within that 30-day timeframe to see what effect we could make changes on it. And guess what if we can't make changes in those 30 days let's go ahead and let's go through that corticosteroid shot. In fact, that's quite a common recipe for me anywhere in the body. If you have pain and it's just been stubborn, we can't get rid of it, well, sometimes you do need to take that firehose and put out the fire before you can begin with mechanical improvements.
So, guys, I hope that helps. That's a lot of information. Corticosteroid shots are talked about all the time. We wanna have a little bit more information about this. We wanna have a little bit more autonomy in our own pathway for our health. We wanna be educated so that we can make the best decisions in our journey throughout that point in time. And that was really the main purpose about this Prime Time session.
So thank you guys for tuning in. Feel free to email me any questions at email@example.com again that's firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, guys."
Episode 12 | When Do You Really Need A Corticosteroid Shot For Your Pain?
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Episode 11 | How To Help Your Child Achieve A Collegiate Athletic Scholarship
Hey, everyone. Welcome back to "Prime Time." My name is Dr. Chad Kuntz. I'm the founder and owner of Prime Movement, and we are on episode number 11. We're going to discuss how to help your child achieve a collegiate athletic scholarship. So, let's be honest. We could probably spend days discussing this. We'll try to touch the surfaces of this, still cover a lot of the main content and to just kinda give you the framework.
If you have additional specific questions, as always, feel free to email me at email@example.com as if I don't know the information offhand, I will find you the specific details of this. Because when you start to think about a very young child trying to achieve a collegiate scholarship, there can be a lot of specific research-based guidelines out there which are very helpful to help you understand how much you can actually do when you're going through adolescence, when you're going through puberty, all these kinda nitty-gritty questions that need to be answered.
I'm happy to do this discussion too because I understand how much it costs to attend, and get, and achieve a really good collegiate education. So let's just do it a little bit smarter, guys, because I've seen already enough...a lot of kids getting hurt because they didn't have the right educational framework when growing up and kind of going through the process of trying to achieve that collegiate scholarship.
So, parents, when the kids are really young, and let's just use the example that you want them to be a stud golfer, and you want them to achieve a collegiate scholarship for golf. Let's start with that. So when they're really young, let's say two or three years old, get out in the yard and just model the movement, help them see it, watch it, and do that frequently. See if you could do that almost every day, even as little as 5 or 10 minutes. The kids are sponges, and they will pick it up. And they'll just see the way you're moving, and that will be a great start for them.
Let's scoot forward to the young ages of seven or eight. They're actually allowed to begin strength training. No, you're not going to stunt their growth. No, you're not going to damage their growth plates as long as it's done intelligently. So really intelligently can be simplified to meaning don't push them to do one rep maxes. Keep it fun, keep it light. I like to use a lot of bands in these type of kids just to learn the motion because really appropriate strength training is done when the person understands how to move that way and how to fire certain muscles.
So I think bands do a good job kind of helping the person learn to feel what muscles are being used. You can, of course, start to use some weight with this. Just remember you're not powerlifting or bodybuilding with this. They're just starting to learn how to move weight, okay? They're just starting to learn how to use their body to move a certain force. I do encourage bodyweight movements at this age, too.
From that age up until 16, we'll say, but don't think that's a hard fast rule. We want to be cross-training with them or hybrid-training if you will. So for our analogy, that's golfer, while we want them to have a majority of their time golfing, we also want them to have purposeful, nonconsecutive rest breaks from golf so that they can either do more strength training for their desired sport to help facilitate better movement in that sport. And also, they should be encouraging, or you should be encouraging them to do other sports, so basketball, baseball.
You don't have to become the most invested in those other sports because you have to realize, "What's the big picture of why I'm having my child play in this basketball season? Well, I want them to learn other concepts. I want them to learn how to work as a team of five. I want them to learn how to move their body in different ways to become more agile, to have better balance, to have better coordination. And then I'm gonna have them play baseball, and I'm gonna have them learn how to swing their hips and hit that ball in a slightly different way and yet still develop that eye-hand coordination since the ball's moving, and then I contact the ball and I swing that bat."
So you start to kind of depict and understand how these other sports can help your athlete do what they wanna do, even better. I would say it's pretty fair by the time they are 16 and moving forwards that they can start to really dial in that sport. And if you wanna go "year around," and what my "year around" means is that you still have purposeful rest breaks built into that program. But at the age of 16 and starting to move forwards, you guys can most likely do that. Again, I can't put an absolute hard on that, hard rule on the 16, just because everybody's a little different. People go through puberty a little bit differently, and you just have to kind of see where the athlete's at.
Lastly, to help your athlete achieve that collegiate scholarship, of course, you wanna get in front of them. And there's all these kinda other angles, but let's keep it mechanical. I want that athlete to be strong, I want that athlete to understand how to move, and I want them to have been exposed to offseason workout programs. And I'm not talking about just throwing any slew of exercises at them, I'm talking about them working with an expert to dial in proficient movements that help them with whatever they're doing.
A hockey player versus a golfer player versus a football player are all gonna need and have different needs in terms of the strength and power movement. Even within the game of football, if they wanna become an offensive lineman, that's gonna feel a lot different than quarterback in regards to what that strength training offseason program needs to look like.
So many parents get so caught up in having that child or athlete only play in the sport, and they neglect all the strength training. It's like they don't really understand the benefits that that appropriate strength training can do to catalyze progress. And it doesn't even have to take up that much time or your money. That's the best thing. A lot of people would happily spend thousands of dollars on equipment but never spend hundreds of dollars on teaching their athlete on how to properly move in a weight training work out.
You do wanna find someone the best. In my experience, you don't wanna necessarily teach them just the random base stuff, high-intensity aerobic training exercises. You want strength training. You want these kids to get strong. You do want them to develop muscle. And, of course, the specificity of their sport will decide some of this, but you can save the high-intensity boot camp stuff kind of for later. You want to dial them in with specific exercises for their end goal in mind.
If you do that purposeful two to three months span of only working out and then you gradually get them back into the sport, you will absolutely witness the difference. They will feel the difference. So, if you adhere to those concepts as they go through the ages, you'll have a better chance of helping them get that collegiate scholarship.
Like I said, guys, this conversation can really go a 1,000 different directions. So, if you have specific questions on the appropriate methods to help them progress in their yearly training...so if it's a baseball player, the specific angles and what pitches they can throw at what ages based of their tanner level, which decides whether, at puberty, it can decide what level of function and movement they can do. If they wanna become a USA weightlifter, there are specific guidelines on how many reps, and how much pounds, and when they can be a competitor.
So I didn't wanna cover all that today because that would be days' worth. So if you guys have any specific questions on that in your child's sport, I'd be happy to pull up the research, send you the information so we can make the best decision for your child, so that, most importantly, we can keep them healthy, keep them safe. Don't get them burnt out or injured before they even make it to that opportunity for their collegiate scholarship.
Thanks for tuning in to "Prime Time," guys. We'll see you next time.
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Episode 8 | What Are The Push Up, Squat, And Daily Challenges Really Doing For Your Health?
Hey everyone. My name is Dr. Chad Kuntz. I'm the founder and owner of Pr1me Movement. Welcome back to "Pr1me Time" with this episode number eight, where we're going to discuss what are these push-up, squat and daily challenges really doing for you and your health. So, I'm bringing this up because people are trying to get active, they're trying to get moving again, and a lot of people are on social media and they're trying to find something kinda catchy or jazzy or sexy to get them moving again. They might see this before and after of someone who did a squat challenge, who did let's say, 10,000 squats in a year and they go, "Wow, I wanna look like that."
Let's just have a little bit of a conversation and discussion about what these challenges are doing. For the purpose of this let me just discuss the squat challenge because that's quite common. So, in general, I still advocate movement. I still advocate for people getting out there and moving, and find that something that's good for them, but we also have to set the standard high as to, what are we really after? What are your goals and how can we best go after that?
So, if your goals really are a body compositional change, is only doing 50 squats a day for a year the best way to go after it? Now, we know squats are good whole body exercise, so at least it has that going for it, but let's break it down a little bit more. Let's say your goal is to do 50 squats a day for a year, okay. Understand that first, we need to make sure that your squat form is good. A lot of times people have been showing me this and their form is horrific. And so now you're turning a good exercise into a bad thing because you're repeatably doing such poor movement which is causing a lot of strain on parts of your body that you otherwise wouldn't have.
So let's say you are knee dominant and your knees go way too far past your toes and that's the way you squat, and you do that with that squat challenge because no one's assessed you. You continue on your squat challenge and all of a sudden after three weeks you're starting to have knee pain. You try to push through it, your knees get worse and then after two months, you say that didn't work for me. And then you aren't motivated to work out again and you thought that you were doing the right thing but it turns out you weren't.
So, one of the problems with these challenges, in general, is that they repeatably use one or two movements and they blast you with it for an extended period of time. A lot of times I'd see this for a year, that's usually the catchy number or the duration of time that I see. Well, that puts a ton of wear and tear and strain on specific parts of those tendons or whatever you're working the most and they don't ever get a rest break.
So, every good work out program should try to have some form of gradual progression over time, give you a chance to rejuvenate, to recover, and then after that increase something. Whether it's volume, whether it's intensity, whether you're manipulating your rest breaks, etc. And that should be going towards a goal in mind. So if you're using a squat challenge just to improve your body composition, there are much better ways of doing so. My point being is that a lot of people end up getting hurt when they do these things, they become unmotivated and it sets them back.
Instead, find someone that can help provide you with a work out program that's right for you at your point in time, to make sure that your form is proficient with everything that they've been giving you, whoever it is, and make sure that you can do that well, you understand how to do it and then go on your journey, okay? There are a lot of different rights and wrongs, I should say there are a lot of different right ways to go about it so you have to kinda keep an open mind. But there still is a continuum there, you can get outside those doors pretty quickly.
There are a lot of people trying to program people from afar and they've never even seen anyone move. So, I think there is a time and place for virtual training, but that person needs to be very careful that they're giving someone exercises that they can do proficiently that will be safe for them. And I see virtual training be done with these daily challenges of some form of or another. So, at the end of the day, be careful when you guys get going into these daily challenges, squat challenges, push-up challenges, and kinda think to yourself, "What makes me want to do that? What's really my end goal in mind? Is there a better way of doing this? Can I find someone who can help lead me to that goal better, safer, smarter?" Okay?
Guys, that's all the time we've got for "Pr1me Time." I thank you for tuning in. I look forward to talking to you guys soon. As always, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. It was a pleasure. Thank you, guys.
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The reality is that squatting, deadlifting and pressing are involved in everyday movements! Of course when we exercise and train, we abide by the principle of 'overload,' so that when we go back to everyday activities, we can do them easier without pain! If we completely NEGLECT these movements in our training method, they will still show up as pre-requisites during everyday movement.
Not to mention, doing these movements during our everyday movements can cause fear, apprehension and compensations since we are 'nervous,' to not do the movement. Being nervous and creating compensations around your squat, deadlift, or reaching overhead can cause a sequelae of problems itself!
A take home point here is that we don't all have to be bodybuilders or extreme weightlifters, but we do at the minimum have to be successful and performing pain free fundamental movements in an everyday fashion. We may as well work with a specialist who will thoroughly examine our movement to determine what our current level of function is in those three fundamental movements ( squat, deadlift, press) to help us train appropriately and pain free!
Pr1me Time with Dr. Kuntz is a very unique opportunity where you will get to tune in on how he dissects, analyzes, and breaks down some of the hottest trending topics in the health and fitness continuum. With his background as a Physical Therapist and Specialist in Orthopedics, Sports, and Strength and Conditioning, you will have the luxury of learning about a wide variety of scenarios that may all at one point or another, impact your health. These short and sweet clips will help you remain educated and motivated so that you can continue to Pr1me your body!
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Episode 7 | Why You Need To Continue To Squat, Deadlift, And Press, AFTER The Age of 50 | Ballantyne Physical Therapy
Hey everyone, my name is Dr. Chad and I am the founder and owner of Pr1me Movement in this episode number seven, we're going to discuss why you need to continue to squat, deadlift and press after the age of 50. So, a lot of you, you may know some friends and family members or someone who was told by their physician or by their doctor, by someone that they should not continue to squat, deadlift, or press, whether that's do a bench press or press overhead after the age of 50. They might have been told that you're just too old that your joints can't handle it, you've developed some moderate to mild or maybe even to some severe arthritis, and those movements would only make it worse.
Now, granted, there are always exceptions, Never Say Never Be careful with absolutes. So we're going to kind of keep that In the back of our mind, however, the reason I feel that I need to sit on this stage right now to discuss this hot topic is because in my clinical and anecdotal experience more often than not, people are told to not do these things for unjustified reasons.
A justified reason to me is a lot more than just an X ray or just an MRI. In fact, to me, someone should have had a full hour or two with a specialist with a movement expert, with someone who will take the time to provide a very thorough subjective history, very thorough and has been able to bomb mechanically assess, analyze and examine someone to create a hypothesis of what's going on and then that person should attempt at least 30 days of really good conservative care, what conservative care just means is that you're seeing a specialist one to two times a week, you're taking it very seriously. And you're working with the best to determine to what extent it is feasible and reasonable for you to get back to doing those three emotions, okay?
Only then after you've attempted and you've gone through the whole process, may you have to modify one of those three movements, squatting, dead-lifting and pressing. The reason I'm so persistent, that people need to continue to find a way to find someone that can help them do those things, is because you have to do those things in everyday life. You can't get away from it. Let me just tell you, so part of the why I'm so devoted to telling people about this information is because I too was kind of caught in this web of healthcare. I actually had hip surgery in my young 20s, okay? I was told to never squat below 60 degrees again do you know what I'm doing right now? I'm sitting in a chair. Do you know how much degrees of hip flexor and I need to get into that? About 90? So does that mean I'm never supposed to sit again? Okay, so you two are some friends or family members. If you've seen a doctor and have had surgery, I bet you can remember exactly what they said. Even if it's 20 years ago, he might still be abiding by that, because there's a lot of trust and fear there, fear that you don't make anything worse. That's why I need to work with a specialist to help you build confidence and trust with moving again in those three things to find your variation of it.
Squatting in general doesn't mean you have to go ask the grass and lift 315 pounds. Squatting for you might be that you can remain independent in your household, and then you can squat on to a chair safely. You're still squatting? Do you ever have to pick up heavy groceries from the ground? Let's say you avoided dead lifting all your life. Now you're at your independent, right? You're starting to lose that. And you've got some heavy. You have some heavy glasses of water and you have some heavy bottles of water. You have a heavy milk jug on the ground. And you need to pick that up. Are you dead lifting that? Technically, yes. So you have to deadlift that at one way or another. These concepts will catch up with you. What about you've avoided pressing overhead all your life because your doctor told you that that was bad for you bad for your shoulders, you shouldn't be doing it. So now you're limited in range of motion. You nervous about doing it? And yet your favorite dish is up above your head and need to get that but you've neglected this all your life., you're 75 but you need to go get that dish. Are you able to do that? Maybe, Maybe not because You've neglected it all your life.
The biggest point I'm trying to make here is that dead lifting, pressing, whether it's overhead or bench pressing, or squatting. These are all everyday movements or could be everyday movements or should be everyday movements. You can't run away from these forever, they will catch up with you. If you deviate, modify or compensate, most often is going to make it worse. So if you've been neglecting these movements, because your doctor told you to, and even if you tried several rounds of care to help you do that, find the right person that's willing to sit down with you go through a very thorough subjective history, go through a very thorough biomechanical analysis and find what your maximum level is to start the process of doing that, and what your potential maximum level would be down the road.
So after I'm going to say years of a pertinent and specific training regimen, let's find your maximum level that's paying Ffree and we know that we're not hurting anything. Okay? All too often people get told that they're just too old and they shouldn't be doing that anymore. Well, guess what, at some point, you're going to have to do that because guess what? We're all getting older. We can't stop time. We want to be independent. We want to do whatever you want more 75 or 80 years old. We want to pick up our grandchildren raid raise them overhead. Will Did I just shoulder press that grandchild? You bet I did. So start now so that you don't get backed up too much down the road, where you're not able to come back and do it proficiently safely with no pain. Alright, guys, hot topic. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to email me at Chadk@pr1memovement. I'd love to have more of this conversation with you guys. And yeah, thanks for tuning in. We'll talk to you guys next time. Thanks for tuning into Pr1me Time.