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How to Know When You're Hitting Fatigue in Your Lift
Episode 16413th April 2023 • Thyroid Strong • Emily Kiberd
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What if you knew during your lift, if your body put itself into a certain position, that you had hit fatigue? What if you knew exactly how many reps and how many sets to do based on what your body was telling you? That is what we're gonna talk about today.

This topic is near and dear to my heart and comes from 14 years of clinical experience treating patients from a rehabilitation, strength, and autoimmune perspective. There is a certain pathological position your body will naturally default into when it is fatigued or it is nearing failure in an exercise. I call it extension compression compensation. In this episode, I'll talk about how this position happens, when you see this, how this is improperly cued by trainers, and how this positioning leads to injury.

In this Episode:

00:00 Intro

00:45 A pathological position in the low back when we fatigue

1:13 What is Extension Compression Compensation

1:53 Why does low back pain happen?

2:36 What ECC is called by other movement systems

4:22 What babies who are not hitting their milestones do

5:45 Why do we want spinal stiffness when we lift

6:27 Why is intra-abdominal pressure important?

9:08 Why not focus on getting a back canyon

10:51 Facet joint injury

12:38 Imbibition of the disc and discogenic injury

14:49 Spinal Stenosis

15:40 Why do I prefer a front squat to a back squat

16:20 Why I prefer a floor press to an overhead press

10:01 Why I prefer a kettlebell overhead press over a barbell overhead press

20:07 Why Is low back pain so common when lifting weights

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