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Hunter Cook

Let's see: Coffee☕️ My fiancé + our bulldog🎎🐶 And the occasional post about fitness💪 Because I'm supposed to, right? Welcome to HunterFitness

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Sender One Climbing and Sender City

I call this v4: The Oblique Cramp ⠀ This route had me stumped for weeks and I don’t actually believe this is what the route setter had planned because- how many people can accomplish that high step I made? 🤷🏼‍♂️ ⠀ This felt much harder than a v4 due to just being a combination of slippery triangles, soft and small hand holds, and awkward transitions. ⠀

Who’s coming?? ・・・ @drandreospina ・・・ FUNCTIONAL RANGE CONDITIONING Certification in 🇬🇧 OCT 12-13 IS SOLD OUT 🚨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join the waiting list @ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻

Finger tips. Finger tips. Finger tips. ⠀ *takes 4 weeks of fail videos and brushes them under the rug since I now have one video that shows success in 30 seconds* ⠀ These slanted finger tip holds are my nemesis. My first v5 that was full of them. Proud. ⠀

I met @coachnevi at his first FRC course and then again when he took the KINSTRETCH instructor certification. ⠀ It was apparent that Nev was a flexible guy and while watching him move over the weekend, I noticed some areas where his active range matched his passive, which is what we want to see from a strength and control standpoint. ⠀ But then I saw his wrists. And then I stopped the course and had to point out the deficit I saw. ⠀ In the first clip above, you can see me coach Nev through a passive range hold for wrist extension. ⠀ We start in end range of motion, I ask him to squeeze the regressive/short angle tissue, and then rock out of that angle but “try” and take your hand/wrist/fingers with you- to demonstrate that you can actively own what you have earned passively. ⠀ Nev didn’t do so well (hence me calling him out.) But don’t worry. I consider Nev a great coach, colleague, friend, and he’s a disciplined online student. ⠀ In the second clip, you’ll see the progress post. ⠀ With enough time and effort, Nev’s ability to control his passive ROM has improved dramatically with FRC specific work. He has learned to strengthen his wrist in this position so less will falter when his body puts him into these ranges. ⠀ Proud of you Nev. Keep up the hard work and let’s keep closing your passive to active gaps. ⠀

One of these days I’ll have a sweet video crawling outta the depths of this cave and out over the top of it. ⠀ This v5 has me beat for now, though. ⠀ The transition where I started crawling out backwards in the first clip was for sure not the intended route, but it worked for a sweet transition. 🤷🏼‍♂️ ⠀

That range and control in internal rotation 😍 ・・・ Repost: FR Practitioner, FRCms & FRAs @longevity_sk • • • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve heard a lot of people express fear of becoming “weak” if they did mostly mobility training.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Here’s the thing: ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🏋🏻‍♀️ Most traditional weight training utilizes the principle of progressive overload to promote adaptation over time⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🧬 Mobility training (done right) utilizes the same principles of progressive overload to promote adaptation over time ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🏋🏻‍♀️ Building on that. The SAID principle (specific adaptations to imposed demands)⁣⁣ suggests that if we are training by doing the same exercises using the same lines of the same tissues every time (as in much of traditional weight lifting) our adaptation will be limited to those specific tissues within those specific ranges of motion ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🧬 Mobility training trains ALL lines of tissue throughout ALL ranges of motion and prepares your joints for ALL movements that can occur ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🏋🏻‍♀️ What if your goal is to improve a specific lift (better squat, better bench, etc.)? Well, practicing the same lift over and over will only get you so far. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 🧬Mobility training (done right) works on the COMPONENT PARTS of each lift. If EACH JOINT involved in a lift has more sensitive mechanoreceptors, overall improved afferent feedback, more joint space to accommodate movement, increased accessible ROM and strength within that ROM etc. – it follows that your lifts may go better because each of the component parts in the lift works better. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We can’t ignore independence before interdependence.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👉🏻 Mobility training (done right) IS strength training.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👉🏻 Mobility training (done right) improves ALL movements (including specific exercises).⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👉🏻 These videos are some personal Kinstretch/mobility training videos.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ 👉🏻 These videos are strength training. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

One of the highlights to my day, yesterday, in Holcomb with @dianasullivanpham , @mel.tong , @hiiicattt , and @fishychrisscuba ⠀ I have always had a fear of falling since starting climbing due to a long history of something over 2 dozen ankle sprains in my life. ⠀ Bouldering has always stressed me out a little because of this and dyno’s (moves where you have to jump to reach the next move) always included a mental block for me. ⠀ I’m conservative with my bouldering because of this and almost refuse all routes with a Dyno- big or small. ⠀ In the climbing world, I don’t believe this route, or jump, to be very impressive. ⠀ But for me- it was huge. It only took 5 attempts, which means 4 missed attempts. Lots of lost skin. Lots of shaky fearful ankles. ⠀ It was a jumping pull-up type move, but I’m too short to get any feet to get to a real good spot to push off of so I felt like I had no leverage. ⠀ When you land it, if you land it, you’re now hanging on with one hand holding onto sharp rock, and three other limbs dangling. ⠀ Ended up not being the hardest route I did, but was for sure the most fun. ⠀ Excited to continue getting better. ⠀ Swipe to see the move. 🧗🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️👊🏼 ⠀

Holcomb. Thank you. Yesterday was for sure the best day of outdoor climbing I’ve had yet. Thanks @mel.tong and @fishychrisscuba for pushing us harder to show us what we’re capable of. ❤️🧗🏼‍♂️🧗🏻‍♀️ 📸- @dianasullivanpham

The struggle was real. Almost lost it on the last move. I think my ankles fear of falling that far down gave me a One-up extra life 🍄 for one last attempt.

Programming. @functionalrangeconditioning ・・・ ✨ “You can’t get enamoured with the exercise position itself. You have to know the WHY behind what you’re doing. What is the intent of the exercise? Who is the homo sapien in front of you? What are their current capacities and limitations? If you ask those questions, programming and exercise selection become easy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧠FRS Master Instructor @hunterfitness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 FRS Summit 2019 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔻🔻🔻

My favorite part about posting a bouldering video is that you don’t get to see the weeks of failures that led to a “1 minute make it look easy success video” 🤷🏼‍♂️

Long Beach, California

Emily- your students are LUCKY to have you as their coach. Thank you for your time, effort, attention, and curiosity. I enjoyed having my brain picked apart for a few days. ⠀ Private coaching time with FRCms’ is slowly becoming my favorite. @emilytorockio ・・・ working on my external hip rotation in varying levels of flexion. ___ look -- the more i teach, the more important it is that i keep learning. period. if you think you can reach a level where you have nothing left to learn, i'm worried for your students. at this point, i'm mostly training and coaching other teachers. it's imperative that i prioritize my own continued education. ___ BUT. education doesn't just mean accredited programs and recognized certifications and letters after a name. those things have their own benefits, but also, be honest. be clear about your intentions. for what reasons are you getting a degree or a certification or a title? and are you truly learning? ___ i did the @functionalrangeconditioning certification in january and felt something click. it's so fucking smart. but it wasn't enough. i wasn't ready to teach it, and i have no ego about it. i wanted (still want) to be confident in my knowledge of this science. after some internal debate, i reached out to @hunterfitness and asked if i could pay him to mentor me. yeah, he's on the other side of the country. yes, there are perfectly good teachers closer. but hunter, in my limited previous contact with him, showed levels of knowledge, quality, and empathy and humility that i now REQUIRE from a teacher. i'm done learning from assholes. i want to give my money to teachers who want to help people. who want to have deep, good discussions. who want you to learn HOW TO THINK, so that next time you have a question, you might be able to answer it for yourself. ___ so yes, i flew to and from california in the few days i had off between teaching at trainings to spend 2 days in private sessions with hunter, and i'd do it again (and probably will). because if you find the right teacher, you hold onto them and learn all you can. and if you're lucky, they send you right back to a better, wiser version of you. 🙏🏽

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