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Dysfunction, Pain and Powerlifting

If there is anything I’ve learned from my years as a coach, certifications and my favorite physical therapist, Kelly Starret, it’s that the body can just about “buffer” anything.  Poor movement, poor eating, poor sleep and poor choices.

As a human beings we are designed to move in our environment, survive and procreate.

Pain is an interesting topic.  To be more specific, joint pain is really one of those things that’s telling us something is wrong. Something is not working like it should. Yes, of course, this is oversimplified but bare with me.

In biomechanics, human movement science and athletics, we know that there are optimal ways in which the body should move.  When the body doesn’t move optimally it will inevitably become damaged with enough repetition and/or enough loading.

Pain is like a canary in the coal mine. It’s an indicator that something is wrong.  If going left hurts, it’s probably a good idea that you go right or just stop going left.

However, what I’ve found to be apparent when it comes to joint pain and human performance is that it takes a long time before you realize something is wrong.  It’s almost like cancer or HIV, poor movement will turn into a full blown “disease” when enough time has passed.

To solve the problem of pain is to understand why you’re messed up.  It takes someone with lots of experience to help solve this.  You have to remember though that the person you seek to help you will ever solve this.  They will only help guide you.  To solve your problems with pain and weight lifting, you have to educate your self.

Short blog post.  Felt like writing about this, if you want me to write more about this topic, comment below, or check out my youtube channel.

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