Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – September 13, 2023

Talking all things shoulder, core, and more in this episode of Hump Day Hustling! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio content make sure to check out our Upcoming Course Dates and Locations!

Pursuing Health Podcast

ICE faculty hop on with Dr. Julie Foucher

Former CrossFit games athlete and primary care physician Dr. Julie Foucher sat down with Dr. Alexis Morgan and Dr. Christina Prevett on this podcast episode to dive into the updated research surrounding pregnancy and CrossFit.

Strength Gains

DON’T slow down to speed up

This recent meta-analysis indicates that (in healthy folks*) faster training velocity is preferred for not only enjoyment but for superior strength gains. This is true in varied populations: untrained, trained, older, and younger individuals, and gender may even play a role in velocity preference. A subgroup analyses indicated younger favoring faster, females favoring faster over males, and older not favoring neither slow nor fast.

Author Application: “When concentric resistance training velocities exceed 2 seconds or are intentionally slow in nature, strength adaptations are smaller.

“Weak Things Break”

Strong shoulders = resilient shoulders

N = 12 (Division 1 pitchers)

Pre-practice & post-practice eccentric shoulder IR/ER measured via handheld dynamometer. Based on strength, pitchers were classified “low strength” or “high strength”. As pitch count increased, correlation between total pitch count & post-practice strength for both ER & IR was significant (R = -0.87 for ER) and (R = -0.91 for IR)

While correlation doesn’t imply causation, follow-up research could evaluate the potential implications of downstream compensation & potential injury risk in pitchers based on shoulder strength

Maybe more interesting, the graphs here do a really good job of visually showing how relevant pitch count is for pitchers. We see in both ER & IR strength in the “low strength” group that things really start to come off the rails around 80-90 pitches.

Link to Article

Core Muscle Activation

A breakdown during different exercises

This is a 2020 systematic review but we believe still very worthy of a share. The paper breaks down abdominal muscle activation based on muscle group and looks at different “types” of exercise- traditional core exercises, stability exercises, core exercises on a ball/device, and free-weight exercises.

“The greatest activity in the RA, EO, and ES muscles was found in free-weight exercises. The greatest IO activity was found in core stability exercises, while traditional exercises showed the greatest MUL activation.”

Free-weight exercises for the win!

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PTonICE Rewind

Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!

Monday: “Just post it” (Jess Gingerich)
Tuesday: “Lifting weights stunts your growth” (Eric Chaconas)
Wednesday: “Setting expectations: The HH Patient-Client relationship” (Julie Brauer)
Thursday: “Get that sh*t in writing” (Alan Fredendall)
Friday: “Carbohydrates: When, what, and how?” (Alan Fredendall)

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📢 On Virtual ICE next week we’ll be chatting “Posterior tibialis tendinopathy” with ICE faculty Megan Peach! Not in our virtual mentorship program? Find out how to enroll and learn more HERE