In his final post for Runner’s World, Alex Hutchinson wrote a great article about what he’s learned and enjoyed about writing for Sweat Science. I’ve been enjoying his post for the last two years. Some of his stuff I have implemented in my own training this year.
Thoracic Mobility. I can’t talk about enough, instagram posts can’t show it off enough. I demonstrate with patients only a daily basis but it’s so important. It’s often taught incorrectly or physicians are showing it incorrectly which leads to patients butchering it and not getting the full effects of it. Dean Somerset wrote an article breaking down the quadruped thoracic rotation exercise.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to researchers discovering molecular mechanisms of our circadian rhythm. It’s pretty fascinating with all the books and posts and recent talk about of the importance of getting 8 hours of sleep, rest and recovery. Sleep plays a huge role in that. There’s a gene that controls our circadian rhythm!