Training strength with hypermobility; 14 year old female

I started training L last year, at the end of October. After several months of unsuccessful physical therapy for her left knee, she was on and off crutches, with her left knee sublaxing consistently and involuntarily. L was very weak and in a highly fatigued state when I met her, struggling with very low energy, low motivation, and multiple complications with unspecific causes … [Read more...]

Exercise is learning. The most basic kind.

A couple years ago when visiting World Athletics (now Altis) in Arizona, I asked Dan Pfaff how long it would take someone to develop physically at a basic level (in the context of the sport he coaches at an Olympic level, track and field). In other words, generally speaking, if you took someone with no consistent physical training, and trained them to be physically … [Read more...]