Training-Rehab, Rehab-Training – Charlie Weingroff
Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training is a 12+ hour, 6-video set shot on-location over a weekend at an Equinox Fitness Club in New York City. It documents Charlie Weingroff’s continuing efforts to reinvent and redefine the language between the rehabilitation and performance enhancement training landscapes. And while there are plenty of examples for those who just want the exercises, these videos are more about designing your own blueprints based on common rules that medical professionals and personal trainers should honor.
Here’s Charlie Weingroff, writing about this material…
“The goal of my video set is to teach non-medical professionals the SFMA “with restrictor plates.” There will be no breakouts, no manual therapy, and no treating pain.
“There’s a huge void where non-medical folks don’t have the tool(s) to work side by side with medical clinicians with the same template. Non-painful dysfunction is the FMS; you will learn how to get into those patterns with my DVD, and you will leave the painful patterns to those that are qualified. If that happens to be you anyway, all the better.
“Topics will be typical injuries you see when the joint by joint goes wrong, the core pendulum theory, and understanding the inner core.
“But I also hope I am not going to disappoint anyone as this version of the material, like I said, will be the SFMA with restrictor plates. There will be no breakouts, no manual therapy, and no mechanism to treat people with pain.
“What I want is for non-medical and medical folks to be able to use the same template to answer one of the MAJOR things I don’t care for, which is folks using the FMS in the presence of pain. After this DVD, you will know how to start to unfold the roadmap when you work with someone in pain. But I will not be the ones to give you tools that you may or may not be qualified to use. I respect that many non-medical clinicians are quite capable particularly manual therapists with an exercise background. I just don’t think it is appropriate to potentially put a chainsaw in the hands of a 4-year old. It’s not the right thing to do, and it’s also not really possible to put into a DVD.
“I thoroughly explain why the rules are so clear when the FMS yields pain, but also demonstrate how the SFMA can also take you to swings, deadlifts, get-ups, push presses, etc.
“What should be very enticing is that when non-medical folks are working with people in conjunction with poor physical therapists, you will clearly be the one that gets that person back to function, not the PT.”
The first session is a sit-down lecture; the remaining sessions are hands-on demonstrations in a training setting. In session one, Charlie uses presentation slides—those slides are not part of the download, however, there’s a transcript of that session included in the download, which has embedded images of most of the slides. Only session one has a transcript—the other segments are demonstrations and commentary.