Special thanks to Will Stewart at 3-D Optimal Performance. Will produced this video and did a great job.
This morning while out for a leisure 2 mile run an old runner’s nemesis, knee pain, was there waiting for me. I was able to deal with it successfully by stacking the deck. This week I’ve been talking about the concept of Stacking the Deck and I’ve even posted a couple of videos that demonstrate using it during Edgework. I thought this example may help to further demonstrate the concept. In this case, despite warming up to “game speed” I noticed the discomfort pretty much straight away. Step onto the… Read more Stacking the Deck: An example from this morning’s run →
Yesterday I talked about stacking the deck. Context is everything but so is timing. I suggest that a great time to stack the deck is when our body is asking the question “how dangerous is this, really?” (hat tip to Lorimer Moseley at http://www.bodyinmind.org) This defines the edge of protective movement. When we stack the deck so as to answer “It’s not so dangerous after all” the chances are increased that the level of protection will drop. We’re in friendly territory and the guard can be let down, if even… Read more How Dangerous is This, Really? →
Novel movements give us a window of opportunity to create a new impression which can be quite useful when in pain. But there is no guarantee that the new impression… Read more Stacking the Deck →