From the Archives: Barbell Training & Physical Therapy

by John Petrizzo, DPT, SSC | May 26, 2018

"It was not until graduate school that I realized how much barbell training would continue to help me as I moved forward in both my education and future career.  If you understand how humans move lots of joints and muscles, through large ranges of motion under a load, for basic movement patterns such as the squat, deadlift, and press, it makes figuring out and understanding other biomechanical questions that arise much easier.  If you can then apply that biomechanical knowledge to how humans adapt to progressively increasing stress over time, it solves a lot of the problems faced by strength coaches and rehabilitation specialists every day."

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