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34 Quotes from Charlie Weingroff

February 20, 2012 Category: Seminars Tags: .

I think I can speak for everyone involved – the “Making a Monster” seminar was a huge success!

I really didn’t know what to expect, as we only had 5 weeks to pull the entire thing together. Regardless, we had over 50 attendees, and it was just an awesome day all-around.

For those of you that couldn’t make it, here are some of the most quotable quotes of the day. If nothing else, these could spur some nice discussion in the “Comments” section below!

  1. Joint centration is the ideal balance of mobilizers and stabilizers acting on a joint.
  2. Joint centration is also the ideal balance between agonists and antagonists.
  3. I only want you to do corrective exercise for as little time as possible!
  4. Every joint has a centrated position based on commonalities of posture in the developing infant.
  5. Every muscle has a stabilizing AND a mobilizing function.
  6. Loss of centration WILL OCCUR when phasic muscles are forced to act as stabilizers.
  7. If you’re constantly bracing or locking things down, you’re doing things wrong. You need to balance tension with relaxation
  8. You cannot go hard all the time – you can get more with less.
  9. Loss of centration anywhere in the body is a stress to the CNS.
  10. Shapes of joints decide position and function.
  11. Motor patterns live in the brain.
  12. Pain is often due to the perception of a threat.
  13. 3 Layers of Movement: 1 – Primitive Reflexes, 2 – Learned Movements, 3 – Volitional Movements.
  14. You can’t exercise out of your current posture. The brain wants to be there for a certain reason.
  15. 3×10 is arbitrary – it takes as many (or as few) reps as it takes to move correctly.
  16. If you want to fix your posture, I want you to feel wrong. Then, when you feel wrong, you can start to feel right.
  17. Losers do rehab so they can go back to hurting themselves.
  18. Stabilizers are there to strangle (centrate) the bone so the phasic muscles can move you all around.
  19. The diaphragm triggers intra-abdominal pressure.
  20. Breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth to stimulate baroreceptors (which determine pressure).
  21. Every joints needs mobility AND stability. Some need more mobility, while some need more stability.
  22. EMG is fraudulent and stupid – handle some weight and lift.
  23. You are not getting strong standing on an unstable surface – that’s crap.
  24. If you can see the muscles, they’re meant to move you. If you can’t see them, they’re meant to stabilize you.
  25. You don’t move into lumbar extension because you lack oblique strength; you move there because you lost segmental stability.
  26. If I use outer core muscles without timing from inner core muscles, that’s when we chip away at our CNS.
  27. Biomechanics and physiology don’t lie, but they don’t always tell the whole story.
  28. I’m not that smart, I just study more.
  29. Stability isn’t always gained in efficacious ways.
  30. The position of your pelvis will influence your ability to move your neck.
  31. If you’re doing something right with your corrective exercise, you should get an immediate change you can roll with.
  32. If you don’t believe in isolating VMO, why are you trying to isolate serratus anterior?
  33. Morphologically the scapulae and pelvis are very similar
  34. There’s no such thing as muscle memory – it’s motor pattern memory.

Which one was your favorite? I’d love to hear from you in the Comments below!

Also, if you missed the seminar but would like to learn more from Charlie, I can’t recommend hisĀ Rehab=Training, Training = Rehab DVD set strongly enough.

Charlie is one of my go-to resources for continuing education as he’s always getting better and taking his skills to the next level.

All the best

MR

P.S. I’ll be announcing all the details for our 2012 Midwest Performance Enhancement seminar on April 6th of this year. Trust me, if you regret missing Charlie, you do not want to miss this years event!

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