I don’t know how I ended up going down the rabbit hole regarding foam rolling of the ITB, but it happened and it was quite fun. Here, Mike T. (It stands for Tenacious) Nelson discusses why foam rolling the ITB MIGHT not be a great idea. I like the post because of his discussion on what pain is.
I followed this up with Greg Lehman’s post called “Stop foam rolling your IT band. It can not lengthen and it is NOT tight“. He talks a lot about then mechanical properties of the ITB and also of the anatomy of it, and how this influences its ability to “lengthen”.
I read this greatest.com article about the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2012 and almost threw my computer in the trash. I borderline lost all confidence in humanity. Although seeing Boyle, Cressey, and Contreras on the list is cool, only one physical therapist made the list. If you’ve read my educainment posts you know I’m a huge fan of Mike Reinold, so I’m super stoked he made the list, but no Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, Kevin Wilk? Puh-leeease! Instead celebrity trainers scatter the list. Most of these people are put out infront of the public because they look good, can deliver lines, and someone can make a buck off them.
The last two things were written by Anoop Balanchandran of exercisebiology.com. This man is smart. Very f—–g smart. He significantly altered the way I treat people with “bad posture”. Here’s one and here’s two.
These should keep you busy over the weekend. I know you have enough time to read these because you have two extra days to get over your hangovers.
Always Evolve (Happy New Years),