Podcast #96: Train Efficiently with Jarod Burton


“Sometimes people get into pain because their body doesn’t know where their joints are in relation to space.”

“As soon as your body compensates and the muscle is no longer functioning the way that it needs to, now that’s affected a region of the brain.”

“If the body is not firing appropriately, it’s affecting the regions of the brain, so if you stimulate the brain, it’s going to increase the connection to the body.”

“In order to make an effective change, you need a strong stimulus, that’s where the high velocities of the chiropractic adjustment based upon proper neurology.”

“Individuals come in in wheelchairs, stimulate different regions of the brain the are unstimulated, three days later they’re up walking around.”

Brain vs. reflexes: “I believe that’s a myth… because there’s interstitial fluid, fascia, the body responds immediately, there is no delay. It either responds immediately or it can’t.”

Achilles rupture: “They’re trying to go in a position and their body’s not firing and snap.”

Knee pain: “the tendons immediately become overstimulated to protect the body, when the GTOs get overstimulated, your force production decreases… when you get the muscle spindles firing greater than what the GTO signal is, that’s when pain start decreasing.”

“That 100% [MVIC] is going to trump whatever that GTO is signaling at.”

Muscle spindle/GTO: “They’re working together. The idea is for survival.”

“Just as one movement can cause pain, one movement can get you out of pain.”

Knee Plica case study: “he was doing all these isometrics and wasn’t getting better… 5000 altitude drops every single day for 3 months… once he did that, all the pain went away.”

“Coming down from an altitude drop, when you land, is a powerful stimulus, it’s almost like an MVIC.”

“If you have any sort of give in the altitude drops, you’re really just wasting your time… land heavy, it should be loud, and you should not move.”

“I was always in pain, I was 12 years old with excruciating back pain… 8 hour sessions a day of isometrics… the first time I was out of pain.”

“The muscle gets in trouble when it’s eccentrically lengthened beyond where the brain knows where it is in relation to space… so there’s something to putting someone to an extreme end range position and then being able to contract the muscle.”

“You should be able to move however you want whenever you want… there’s no lower body, upper body, power, strength, fast days… they can all blend together.”

Daily workouts: “they’re gonna do something heavy, something long duration, some fast for a high volume of reps.”

“The same workout for 21 days (8 long duration isometrics), then you switch up the stimulus dramatically for 3 days (500-1,000 altitude drops)… when I did that, I was able to dunk.”

5 minutes Wall sit, lunge, rear elevated lunge, glute ham, bicep, push up, dip, scap hang: “the first time, it took me 6.5 hours to complete… eventually I got that workout to be under 90 minutes.”

Arm care: “j bands, reverse plyo throws, pallof presses, waiters carry… localized emg on the posterior shoulder and right around the elbow joint… max effort throwing, how high was your muscle contraction?… compared to the arm care exercises, all the exercises that people were doing came nowhere close… what we’re doing is not preparing the person to be able to throw.”

“I believe everything is instant… When you read something, the muscle already fires and then it’s picking up the delayed response… whatever you’re reading is still happening way faster.”

“The body works in diagonals… when the vmo is not firing, the lateral hamstrings become over-engaged.”

“Reciprocal inhibition is more than just front to back… it’s VMO, lateral hamstring…. Lateral quad to medial hamstring… medial bicep to lateral Tricep.”

“The physical is the low level influence of the body. The emotional trumps everything.”

“Your perception of how you see the world changes how your muscles fire… you can do all the rehab work in the world, they go back on the field and they’re exposed in the same position that they tore their ACL in… it wasn’t a strength issue, it was perception.”

ACL tears and muscles: “It’s either, it contracts or it doesn’t contract. There’s no delay of time.”

“In theory, every time I throw a baseball, the ligament should tear, why is it not tearing? Because there’s other components they’re acting as protective mechanism.”

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