Category Archives: Interviews

How Does Foam Rolling Work? And Why “SMR” Should be Called “SMT”

Today, I’m going to share a discussion on Facebook that I recently had with Todd Hargrove and Greg Lehman. I’m not always confident with my understanding of things, but I’ve developed great “go-to guys” over the years when I’m seeking answers in various topics, and Todd and Greg are well-versed in areas pertaining to manual therapy.

I lift weights every day with a ton of strong dudes. Nearly all of them foam roll. I foam roll and use the stick and a lacrosse ball too. Are we all just a bunch of dumb meatheads falling prey to The Placebo Effect? Or is there more to foam rolling than meats the eye? Are we changing mechanical properties in the fascia? Or are there other mechanisms at play?

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An interview with Marte Elverum – A Women’s Norwegian Elite Powerlifter

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Norway is currently one of the “stronger” nations in powerlifting world. The obsessive attention to detail and technique, barbell speed and straight vertical path are thought to be the key to the success of these athletes.

Marte Elverum is one of the top IPF female Athletes of the Norway National Powerlifting Team actually representing Norway in weight category -72 kg. Her personal records are 233 kg in the squat, 123 kg in the bench, and 213 kg in the deadlift. Today, Antonio Robustelli has an interview with Marte that he graciously allowed me to publish on the site.

RM styrkeløft – Melhus 250212 – Marte Elverum ny norgesrekord styrkeløft from Morten Granhaug on Vimeo.

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Transcribed Interview With Stu McGill

Last month, I posted an audio interview with Dr. Stu McGill HERE. At that time, many readers requested a written transcription of the interview. Well, ask, and you shall receive! By the way, my favorite quote is this:

And what the listeners – I hope they understand – is that it doesn’t matter whether I’m with you (Bret) or Pavel or Dan John or back in the old days of Mel Siff, Zatsiorsky and Gracovetsky, any of these people, we were all good friends. We enjoyed one another. We enjoyed debating. And it was over a beer and peanuts. We knew one another’s kids, all of these things. They came and stayed at houses just like you did.

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How to Kick Ass Like Meg!

I’m very excited to post this guest blog from Kellie Davis where she interviews her client Meg about her recent success. You’re gonna love this. Congratulations Meg, you rock!

When you initially contacted me, what were your goals and how quickly did you feel you could reach them?

Initially, I contacted you for the sole reason of competing in a figure competition. I had put it in my mind at my last birthday (December) that I wanted to accomplish this before my next birthday. I had given contest prep a stab before on my own and knew I needed some help. Foolishly, I figured I could get a coach, do a 12-week prep, and be on my merry way with a competition 3 months later. Ha! (Looking back on that now as I write this I’m laughing at my initial timeline) My only exposure to contest prep was the oh so notorious plan of eating at a calorie deficit for 12 weeks, doing an hour of cardio at the crack of dawn everyday followed by intense weight training sessions 5 days a week. I just assumed this was the norm so that is why I initially thought I could get lean and mean and build beautiful muscle with the snap of a finger.

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