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Tissue Healing Phases

By Kelly Starrett

In ExPhysiology, Medical/Injuries, Videos

July 26, 2009

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Tissue healing has three phases, Kelly Starrett told participants at a one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14, 2009. Starrett is the owner of San Francisco CrossFit and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The inflammatory phase generally lasts 0-36 hours. The body has mobilized the troops. Swelling is maximal. The “emergency guys” are migrating from other tissues to help. That response is good, but needs… Continue Reading

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Healing Tissue

By Kelly Starrett

In ExPhysiology, Medical/Injuries, Videos

July 05, 2009

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Strength and conditioning can only normalize tissue permanently changed by injury. You can never undo what’s been done, Kelly Starrett told participants at a one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14, 2009. Starrett is the owner of San Francisco CrossFit and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

A bad ankle sprain can take four to six weeks to heal. CrossFitters may be supermen, but they can’t outrace the body’s tissue healing times… Continue Reading

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Built to Move

By Lon Kilgore, PhD

In ExPhysiology, Reference

June 04, 2009

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Dr. Lon Kilgore explains the basic anatomy and physiology of how the body is built to move.

One of the reasons I do what I do is simply because I wanted to know how to make myself a better athlete. From the age of 11, I read anatomy and biology books. I read them not for fun but to improve my competition fitness in wrestling and weightlifting. Even in school I took elective classes I thought would help… Continue Reading

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Pre-Participation Screening

By Mike Ray, MD

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Mike Ray, MD from CrossFit Flagstaff, is a presenter at various CrossFit Level 1 seminars. He’s also an ER doc. This lecture on pre-participation screening is from the Science of Exercise seminar on April 26th, 2009 in Fort Worth, TX. The video is from CrossFit Again Faster.

Pre-participation screening of athletes is an honorable venture. The sudden death of an athlete is a tragedy in every sense of the term. The attempt… Continue Reading

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Shoulder Impingement Checklist

By Kelly Starrett

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In CrossFit and in life, we go overhead. Kelly Starrett, of San Francisco CrossFit, explains the essential anatomy and physiology of the shoulder. This is an excerpt from his one day seminar on Training the Injured Athlete at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14th, 2009.

The shoulder is designed primarily for mobility. There are a number of forces that rotate it internally, while there are relatively few forces rotating externally… Continue Reading

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Shoulder Impingement

By Kelly Starrett

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In CrossFit and in life, we go overhead. Kelly Starrett, of San Francisco CrossFit, explains the essential anatomy and physiology of the shoulder. This is an excerpt from his one day seminar on Training the Injured Athlete at CrossFit Santa Cruz on March 14th, 2009.

The shoulder is designed primarily for mobility. There are a number of forces that rotate it internally, while there are relatively few forces rotating… Continue Reading

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ASEP Lecture

By Greg Glassman

In Audio, ExPhysiology, Videos

April 30, 2009

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Coach Glassman presented CrossFit to the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). In preparation for that event, Lon Kilgore, PhD wrote:

On April 3rd, 2009 CrossFit will be introduced to the academic exercise physiology community at the American Society of Exercise Physiologists national conference to be held on the campus of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The intellectual foundations and practical applications of CrossFit will be… Continue Reading

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In Audio, ExPhysiology, Videos

April 22, 2009

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In CrossFit and in life, we go overhead. Kelly Starrett, of San Francisco CrossFit, explains the essential anatomy and physiology of the shoulder in this excerpt from his one day seminar at CrossFit Santa Cruz on November 9, 2008.

The shoulder is designed primarily for mobility. There are a number of forces that rotate it internally, while there are relatively few forces rotating externally. Balancing the shoulder so… Continue Reading

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