1. [3:29] Toe Position in Squatting
2. [19:04] Pelvic Tilt
3. [29:40] Tendinitis & Tendinosis
4. [34:02] Squatting with Long Legs
5. [37:21] Compression Gear
6. [44:48] Gym Business Advice
7. [1:05:50] Sleeping in Total Darkness
8. [1:09:11] Shin Prep for Muay Thai
1. Toe Position in Squatting
A quick discussion about squatting with the toes out or straight forward. See Greg’s article on the topic here.
2. Pelvic Tilt
Grace says: Looking for help. Seems my squat cannot improve with the tightness of my quad/hamstring as well as the tilt. I use a belt when squatting but with everything else, the tilt & tightness never seems to get any better.
What Exercises and stretches are best with having a Pelvic tilt as well with a extremely tight right hamstring/Quad? Will these help get rid of the Pelvic tilt and relieve the tightness? How do you get rid of the Pelvic tilt?
3. Tendinitis & Tendinosis
Charlie Says: Hey guys, Thank you so much for your efforts, you guys have made a huge difference in my family getting healthy. My question is as follows: Are there any dietary or supplementary changes that someone can implement to reverse severe tendonitis/tendonosis. Just finishing up a college football career and really struggling with knee tendonosis. Can’t squat and can barely jump any more. It is really limiting me in my quest to recover and become healthy. Thanks so much.
4. Squatting with Long Legs
Nik Says: Hey Robb & Greg, Started Olympic lifting recently and my coach mentioned I have stupidly long legs, primarily tib/fib and it affects the bottom position in receiving the Clean and Snatch. What are your thoughts on this in regards to receiving clean/snatch in the bottom? Am I doomed from properly receiving the bar or will stretching/mobilizing do the trick? Thanks guys!
5. Compression Gear
Matt Says: Do “compression garments” like SKINS really increase performance and reduce recovery time” If so, how?
6. Gym Business Advice
Jake Says: Hi Robb and Greg, To get the fan business out of the way first thank you both for the information you provide. From creating The Performance Menu back in the day to writing your books and producing the podcast nowadays, the information you both have made available is absolutely worth your combined weights in gold a hundred times over. And if that is not confusing enough… I am salivating for the Second Chapter or the Mechanistic Bimolecular presentation that was cleverly and excruciatingly hinted at during your presentation to the CSU Anthropology Forum.
I was wondering if you would be able to spend some time on the podcast talking about the business side of opening a gym. I am chained to a desk at the moment trying to save the “start-up capital” while my wife finishes her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. At the moment, with another 6 months left on my contract, it does not seem like starting a gym is a very wise thing to do. So getting to the questions… (yes this gets longer)
1. What was the beginning of Norcal S&C/Catalyst Athletics like?
2. Did you have a set amount of “start-up capital” that you wanted to have before you took the plunge?
3. What type of liability insurance do you go with? Robb: do you use the NSCA CSCS insurance? Did you float for a while without insurance?
4. Where there issues that arose for which you had not planned? Or was there a large element of “fly by the seat of your pants” and address issues as they present themselves?
Just wanted to get this topic out there, and I understand if you do not want to cover it in the podcast. As I typed the questions I had a sense that they were akin to asking you both questions as to your personal financial and insurance situations. Any advice you both could share either on the podcast or through email would be greatly appreciated.
7. Sleeping in Total Darkness
Kathy Says: Hi Robb. . . Love your book!! I’m working on the sleeping in complete darkness thing. I have no electronics in the bedroom, and I’ve ordered blackout curtains since I live in a fairly high-density area with some light from streetlights & neighbors to contend with. But. . . here’s the thing. . . I don’t LIKE complete darkness and I can’t help but wonder about the hunter/gatherer ancestors—surely there was some moonlight & starlight that found it’s way into their shelters. Are we really mimicking their lifestyle by having no light whatsoever? I’m not trying to be cantankerous (whiny, maybe)–I do really want to know about this. Thanks!
8. Shin Prep for Muay Thai
Nick Says: I’m having a difficult time getting my shins together for muay thai. What diet/training can you recommend please? Thanks for sticking up the blog, I’m absolutely a fan.