- [6:07] Overhead Lockout After Bicep Tendonitis Rehab
- [10:23] Strength And Mass Gain With Just Gymnast Rings
- [14:52] Dropping Weights Vs. Lowering In Control
- [21:50] Nutrition With No Colon
- [27:32] Training For Double Leg Amputee
- [33:08] Bone Bruising And Diet
- [37:20] Beef Liver Tabs
- [39:45] Eating Shrimp Shells
- [43:41] Dumpster Meat
1. overhead lockout issue after rehabbing bicep tendonitis
Jeff Frost says:
I’ve recently spent 2 months rehabbing a nasty case of calcific bicep tendonitis in my left shoulder. As such, I didn’t put anything over my head besides those lovely PT bands they give you.
Anyway, fast forward to today and I’ve got my snatch and cleans close to my old PRs, but am having issues keeping my snatches locked out in the receiving position. My left shoulder is just crumbling under the weight. This doesn’t come as a surprise after the hiatus, but what assistance work should I do to regain my shoulder stability? Waiter walks? Overhead barbell walks? Overhead squats?
2. Gymnast rings and a will
Luke Horton says:
Hi Robb and Greg,
Thank you for providing a refreshing source of knowledge and entertainment.
Here’s a quick question regarding training for mass under limitations. I cannot perform squats, deadlifts, or cleans for at least a few more months down the road due to a hip injury. All I have are a set of gymnast rings and open space. If my goal is strength gain with an emphasis on mass (all around, not just in the arms), what type of regimen should I follow? Is it even possible to gain significant mass with just rings and other bodyweight exercises?
Your thoughts are much appreciated.
3. Oly Lifts: Dropping weights vs lowering under control
Props to you both for not sucking and never killing anyone (yet). My question..
The article linked below by USAW discusses an Jim Schmitz’s view that weightlifters should be lowering loads under control rather than dropping the weight from overhead. Curious to hear Greg and Robb’s thoughts on this as gym owners and coaches.
4. Seeking answers/advice about nutrition without a colon
I have been a Fitness Trainer since 1997 and became ill with colorectal cancer in 2003. In 2004 I had a proctocolectomy. Since then, I have had nothing but constant struggle keeping weight and muscle on and most of all gaining weight. For 9 years I have been undergoing trial and error with eating. It has been the most frustrating and disheartening task ever. I am no where near my normal body weight, probably 15 pounds under. I also had radiation to the pelvic area 9 years ago which has, I think, affected the development of my glutes, or rather the ability to strengthen and develop them when weight training. I have tried everything and nothing has worked. I also atrophy at warp speed. My question(s) to you is, do you have any idea as to what I should be eating, how I should train (if at all) to overcome this horrible life sentence? Oh, I should mention, I do NOT eat red meat at all….but I am open to poultry, fish and other things. I know you are a huge proponent of the paleo diet. I have gone from eating EVERYTHING to vegetarianism to veganism back to almost eating everything had again….
If you have any thoughts I would greatly greatly appreciate it!! Oh, I should mention, I am a 38 year old female and had cancer at age 28-29. Thanks so much!!
5. Double, Above-the-knee-amputation
Like most people who ask you questions, I love the podcast. I’ve learned a lot from the two of you and really appreciate how many people you help on a regular basis.
I thought this question was right up your alley, Robb. I just had a friend from my old unit move to the town I live in. He’s a double, above-the-knee amputee, with no residual limb on the right and about 6 inches on the left. It’s been just over two years (last week) since he decided to play human mine sweeper in Afghanistan. I apologize if that joke offended anyone. Anyways, he’s expressed an interest to me in beginning training again. His goals are as follows:
-Be strong and fit enough to handle any situations that may come his way.
-Fix any of the problems that sitting in a wheel chair all day long may cause for his body. (Ex. Due to having no residual limb on one side he sits in a sideways, slouched position and it causes him quite a bit of back pain.)
-He also wants to add structure and small daily challenges to overcome into his daily life to help him with his mindset.
-Lose weight and strengthen his trunk enough to begin using his prosthesis again.
He’s not very overweight considering he’s been in and out of hospitals consistently for the last two years and only has half of a body. He also has an outstanding attitude. We started training this Monday, but I’m just not 100% sure how to structure a routine for someone like this.
The template I have so far is 3 days a week (for now), warming him up with some of the FSPs from BtGB. Over the course of the week I’m trying to have him hit two intensity presses, two volume presses, two pulling movements, two shrug movements, and a “sprint” or two (a la the Power Athlete Template).
I also loaned him my copy of Becoming a Supple Leopard and have been helping him design a mobility routine to fit his limitations.
So, to my question(s): Does this look alright, or should I scrap the whole thing? If it doesn’t look like a steaming pile of shit, is there anything I should tweak? He had his time as a novice long ago, but do you think an LP would better serve him as he’s been out of the game for a while? Anything helps.
Again, thanks guys, you’re awesome. I understand if you can’t get to my question. Keep on rocking the free world.
PS Greg, sorry for leaving you out of the question. I’ll have to try to make it down to one of your certs in ’14 to make it up to you, but I’ll probably just get a subscription to the PM in the meantime.
6. Calcium and Bones
I have a question concerning the paleo diet, calcium, and bones. I have been eating paleo for 1.5 years. I also do Crossfit. I am 32 years old. Two months ago I was doing a workout involving walking lunges and squats. During a squat, I felt a mild pop followed by pain in my knee. After 2 months of rest and no improvement, I went to an orthopedic sports doctor who sent me for an MRI believing I had a torn meniscus. He was surprised to find out the MRI actually showed a “bone bruise” The report says “mild marrow edema involving the anterior and posterior aspects of the central lateral tibial plateau.”
He seemed a bit surprised by this and said it would be caused by my diet and nutrition and the acute pain during squat was just the straw that broke the camel’s back. I never told him I eat paleo or anything like that.
So, this got me concerned about my bones and the paleo diet and was wondering your thoughts on this subject and if you thought the bone bruise could be due to my diet and what I could change to improve.
7. Beef Liver Tabs
hey guys- love the cast. I have seen tremendous benefits from adopting paleo principles and I have you to thank for much of it.
I like taking desiccated beef liver tabs as part of my daily regime. It feels kinda old timey cool. If Vince Gironda preached it- that is enough for me, but I wonder what you think.
I am a 35 year old 210 lbs long time weightlifter. I also take creatine, fish oil and a multivitamin. I eat about 85% paleo from local sourced meat, fruits, and veggies but cant bring myself to enjoy offal. Do the beef liver tabs offer me any of the benefits that eating fresh organs would?
Thanks for your podcast
8. Peel and eat, only if you have the time…
Ada (Ay-duh) Smith says:
Robb and Greg,
Thanks for the great podcast and guidance. I call my dietary choices a belief because Paleo is my belief system right now. Not that you all are my god, but rather that I believe in the foundation that you all have provided. Much thanks and appreciation.
As I sit here in “LA, not L. A.” as the No’leans would say, staring at my dinner of quickly sautéed gulf shrimp, I got lazy and stopped peeling them. Robb has harped on the value of bone broth, chewing bones and sinew, I was curious if the shell of shrimp had any of the same benefits. Eating the tail and legs weirdos me out, but the shells of these guys seem thin not too much of a hindrance. Maybe I will regret it in a few hours, maybe they will help clear out my tracts. Any thoughts?
Thank you again,
Oh. Here is this:
Xfit 3-5 times a week. With a 2.5 mile warm up run to the gym. Too tired to run home.
9. DUMPSTER FLESH!!
Dear Robb and Greg,
I have three questions for you. Two of them might be easy answers. For the third there is no right or wrong answer but I’d like to see what you have to say nonetheless.
So as you might be able to tell from the subject, these first two questions have to do with meat found in the trash. I get a lot of the meat that I eat from dumpsters. It might sound gross to some listeners and yourselves, but the idea of working a regular job to support my meat habits sounds gross to me. I like using some of the ample waste that is generated in this country. The meat I get is normally from the dumpsters of places like whole foods, and trader joe’s, so it’s all pretty high quality (no hormones/antibiotics, pastured, grass-fed etc..). It is also usually still frozen or chilled when I get it. My questions are: 1) Does eating older meat have any adverse health effects. I have heard that plant foods start losing nutrients after harvest, but does anything similar happen to meat? In the book Lights Out they mention cooked meats oxidizing while sitting in the fridge, but that’s all that I’ve heard about the subject.
2) I’ve been eating scavenged food for ten years and haven’t gotten sick. I have admittedly eaten a few things that didn’t smell to fresh (I usually go by the motto, “your nose knows”, but sometimes…I don’t). Is there any benefit to ingesting meats that aren’t fresh from time to time? Building up immunities to food born illnesses perhaps, like the San bushmen in Africa? (you should watch a film called “The Great Dance” if you haven’t seen it).
3) I lived in the Cascadian wilderness at 7,500 ft. with only stone-age clothing tools and food, for a month last year. It was a group of about eight people. I know that Robb had a similar experience on “I Caveman”, and was wondering if you could talk about your reintegration into society after it was over. I went through a period of brain overload. All of the subconscious reading of street signs and billboards along with normal city sights and sounds made my head feel like it was going to explode. I attribute this to the re-sensitizing of my senses in the mountains. I also went through a period of depression that lasted just over eight months. Can’t tell you exactly what that’s about, maybe feeling content just to exist, and then coming back to the reality of civilization. Could you please talk about your experiences, and if they were similar at all. Thanks so much for your comments, and , Robb, nice shot on that elk in “I Caveman”!