IMMOBILITY IS POISON.
by Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC Immobility is toxic. It is also a frequently prescribed medical therapy. When is it really indicated? If movement is medicine, immobility is poison. Immobility leads to sarcopenia, weakness, deconditioning, visceral fat, insulin resistance, obesity, cardiovascular disease, shrinking horizons, disability, isolation, and death. A sessile human being is sending a constant, deadly message to his own body: I’m done with you. You’re not needed
KNEES IN THE SQUAT: HINGE!
by Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC You have to bend your knees. Sorry if there was any misunderstanding about that. We talk all the time about hip drive in the squat, and with good reason. “Hip drive” integrates so much of this big compound movement into a single concept that the cue is indispensable. People also talk a lot about how the hip-dominant low-bar back squat (or, as we call it, “The Squat”) preferentially loads the hips over the knees, and how the knees-out pos