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!
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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.