Brother Steve tracked this down.
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To hit the lats with the dumbbell row, pull in more of a sweeping “J” motion with the dumbbell starting slightly in front of the shoulder.
The one-arm dumbbell row, performed with one knee and one hand supported on a bench, is often misused and mistaken for an upper back exercise to train the shoulder retractors. What’s important to remember is that the fibers of many scapular retractors (like the rhomboids) travel in more of a horizontal pattern. Using a neutral grip to pull a dumbbell from ground-level straight up to a horizontal body doesn’t make these muscles work effectively. To really hit the lats, pull the dumbbell using more of a “drag” pattern that starts slightly in front of the shoulder and finishes closer to the mid-torso.
Police stand-off in Fenton ends peacefully
Ryan Perry of the CQB Kajukenbo Club in the white shirt and black pants on the left, video in link at 0:34
Assailant on the right, had forced a screaming woman into his car.
Ryan distracted the assailant in question and the assailant charged him with a hammer.
You can see Ryan put his hands up and start making some space, ready to go hands-on if necessary.
The distraction gave the woman in the car time to get out and run into the house.
The assailant ran back towards the car and house when he realized the woman was getting out of the car.
Ryan and the woman are fine.
Way to represent the Ohana Mr. Perry!
Everyone’s grip width is specific to them when it come to chin-ups.
Generic advice about where to put your hands is not very practical.
Here is how to find the best chin-up width for you to prevent elbow discomfort, etc.
Simple version: Just reach straight upwards from your natural taun-sao position.
Watch the video if that does not make sense to you.
This same width (or an adjustment from it) may serve some people well for their pull-up grip. Works for me.
These additional tips apply to both chin-ups and pull-ups:
Tip #1: Use a false grip & keep your thumbs alongside your fingers. Use your hands as hooks (like fook-sao) to prevent wrist issues.
Tip #2: Be sure to squeeze your shoulder blades together throughout the exercise, like you are pinching a tennis ball between them.
Tip #3: Drive your elbows down and back as with a strike to raise yourself instead of thinking in terms of pulling with the arms.
Tip #4: If you need to bend your legs or knees to keep them from touching, bend or point them forward in front of you instead of behind you to improve abdominal strength.
Tip #5: If you put a weight belt / dip belt on for extra resistance put the weights to your back by turning the belt completely around instead of hanging the weight from your front.
Brad Schoenfeld discusses what personal trainers can do to help their clients with weight loss in this session from the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainers Conference. Learn about the facts and fallacies of weight loss, as well as what really works.
Video and presentation here:
Video is about 50 minutes long but worth watching.
01:03 – Ketogenic Diets
19:38 – CICO (Calories In, Calories Out)
20:12 – Nutrigenomics
23:56 – Meal Frequency
29:05 – Practical Implications for Meal Frequency
30:47 – Fasted Cardio
38:35 – Bottom Line re: Fasted Cardio
40:00 – 3500 calories = 1 lb. of weight loss, true or false?
40:39 – Adaptive Thermogenesis
44:11 – Leptin
45:04 – “The Oprah Effect”
46:21 – Summary re: Adaptive Thermogenesis and 3500 cal = 1 lb. fat loss
47:19 – Practical Applications for Mitigating Adaptive Thermogenesis
Brother Steve found this one. Yet again, a “martial arts expert” -this time a delusional “Thunder Tai Chi” guy- is beaten by a no-name MMA-style fighter. The “MMA fighter” is actually around the same age as the Tai Chi guy, by the way and also has been retired from fights for around 16 years do the an injury, I think.
But this time, the fighter hurt the national pride of China because the “Tai Chi master” lost so much “face” – literally and figuratively. The article is worth reading. My Mandarin is useless but I think the “Tai Chi master” may have actually challenged the MMA guy…
The video of Wing Chun fighter vs Kyokushin Karate guy is particularly enlightening…
Brother Matt found this one. “Commonality of Technique” in action.
I always say that if you actually train long enough and hard enough instead of just “practicing” the same stuff then you will see that most serious “martial arts” actually overlap. This clip of Vee Arnis Jitsu is a great example.
Look at how many things he does that are similar to our methods.
In 1992 two of the original Dog Brothers -Top Dog (Eric Knaus) and Sled Dog (Kajukenbo GM Philip Gelinas, keeper of the Family Tree)- went to a park near Top Dog’s house in Long Beach and has a full-contact stick fight on a tennis court.