Mobility – Brad Cox

brad cox
Brad Cox is the CO-CEO/Founder of Acumobility ( an education and mobility products company founded by him and his wife Dr. Sonia Pasquale). He is an Orthopedic Acupuncturist/ Movement Specialist/ Lecturer and Coach specializing in treating elite Strength and Endurance Athletes.
ACUmobility stands for Assess Correct Unify Mobility and we will learn more about this process today on the show! 
Get 10% off all Acumobility products with code ACU10

BIO

Brad Cox is the CO-CEO/Founder of Acumobility ( an education and mobility products company founded by him and his wife Dr. Sonia Pasquale). He is an Orthopedic Acupuncturist/ Movement Specialist/ Lecturer and Coach specializing in treating elite Strength and Endurance Athletes.
ACUmobility stands for Assess Correct Unify Mobility and we will learn more about this process today on the show! 
Get 10% off all Acumobility products with code ACU10

 
 

SHOW NOTES:

Intro/ Sports you have played
– power lift, kettlebell, hand to hand combat,

Education and business how did you get here.
-wildlife biologist degree training kung fu with an older man who was a ‘bone-setter’
– broken knee cap in rugby told wouldn’t heal,
-> worked with master on assessing/correct or movement dysfunction
– decided to do Chinese med/eastern med masters degree
– met his wife
– biodiversity- use concepts from wildlife / context

– athletic populations – meditation, mental concepts,

Windows of development – don’t waste your 20s

What is mobility
– highly misunderstood
– flexibility = ROM
– mobility is the ability to stabilize thru ROM

ACU – assess correct unify Mobility

Ex: deadlift
Assess for yourself ->
Correct – not passive, targeted
Unify – key to train movement pattern (workout)

Thoracic mobility -> affect overhead , breathing, running etc .
-> 2 balls between shoulder blades then do glute bridge vs. simple roll upper back
-> also windmill arms and squeeze balls
= work tissue and prep for training/
Acumobility stands for: Assess, Correct and Unify your Mobility. By understanding your mobility imbalances and then implementing a corrective exercise strategy including active mobility, we re-pattern your movement to help you move better!

Always need mobility? (i.e. do you do it every day for ever?) 
– should improve over time or not doing something
– sit too much cement pattern – 10min help?
– cyclists stuck in flexion/ quad dominant
– can’t be passive to be effective, targeted
– high stress, high-intensity sport, sedentary

Nervous system
– can use trigger point aggressively and short term / can use to activate for training (5reps on a spot)
– breathing and watching can relax into the stress
– uncomfortable
– if very stressed athlete then would go more relaxed
– TOO HARD? 7/10 pain scale, should be uncomfortable

Lava Magazine
– weekly series – problem-solving for endurance lifting
– official partner for Spartan Racing

Injury patterns in cycling vs OCR

TOPO Athletics Running program by Acumobility (assessments) 
– free corrective
-http://topoathletic.com/acu-running-program

What is roller/massage doing?
– not breaking up scar tissue
– can’t mechanically change tissue
– it is a nervous system response to pressure
– why the movement and lifestyle is important

Common mistakes

How to start today cyclist?
LAVA Magazine Mobility Tag
– upper body/thoracic ext – ‘sphinx pose’
– hip ext
– hip int rot
– hip ext rot

Lunge -> squeeze butt and get to neutral

Time for mobility / self-care?
Try to pare down the amount of time you are spending on mobility and prep to less than 10 minutes, but really make those 10 minutes count!!!

What are some common mistakes you see in how we deal with back pain?
https://www.acumobility.com/how-to-fix-low-back-stiffness-rounding-in-the-deep-squat/

the book you would recommend to become more like you / follow your path
* big reader
-> Gray cook – movement (see book on amazon)
-> John Beverly coming out with a book on running stride (amazon link) + (and we will have John on the show soon!)

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