Friday, June 08, 2007

What Does the Most Beautiful Woman in the World Have to Do With Z-Health?

This is my wife, Courtney.

The only reason I'm in the picture is to proove that I didn't just pull a pic of a beautiful woman from the web and publish it. What this picture doesn't show is how big and blue and beautiful and captivating her eyes are--but that's a different story altogether.

She is the most beautiful woman in the world.

She is also very, very, very smart.

While in undergrad, she was a scholarship volleyball player at Rutgers. She was Co-Captain and MVP. She graduated "With Highest Honors" with a GPA of 3.88. Very smart.

She is also a super-athlete. She had a 29.5 inch approach jump as an outside hitter, at only 5'5". In college, she performed "hang cleans" with her bodyweight (135lbs) for sets and reps. She could bench press more than her bodyweight; performed snatch-grip RDLs with 225lbs for 2 reps; back squatted 255lbs x 4--beltless. In high school, she ran an unofficial 12.0 100m. She was also a gymnast when she was a kid. Before she dislocated her sterno-clavicular joint, she could snatch the 16kg KB for multiple sets of 15+15 with very little rest between sets.

Court is a physical therapist, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University (She got two "B's" in grad school--Sick!) and currently works at Duke Sports Medicine.

Why is she on my blog? Because she is awesome! Not only that, I obviously married up so I have to brag about it, don't I? But seriously, she's R-Phase Certified and has been using Z-Health at work. It's working so well that all the doctors are sending her the train wrecks--the people whom they have no idea how to fix.

Last night my brain stopped working and I couldn't get rid of the pain in my knee when I put the hip in extension and then flexed the knee. Then my beautiful bride chimed in. She recommended forward lumbar circles in a lunge position from I-Phase. I then performed them in a lateral lunge position, both right and left lateral lunge, and the knee pain disappeared. I honestly wouldn't have thought of doing them. I relieved so much tension in my lumbar spine I didn't even know I had--I slept like Mike Tyson when he fought Buster Douglas.

Court is one super-smart woman who I'd strongly recommend to anyone who needs rehab.

On a different note, trained on the platform yesterday.

A. Power Snatch, from above the knee, 2 minutes of rest:
50kg/3, 55/3, 60/3, 65/3, 70/3, 75/3, 80/3, 85/3; Used straps on the 85kg.

B. Power Clean, from above knee + Push Press, 2 minutes rest:
Series: (80kg/3+3, 90/3+3, 100/3+3) x2, straps on the last set of 100kg.

Interesting observation: hook grip on 1st set of 100kg hurt my knees--nocioceptive input, I guess--hence the straps on the second set of 100kg.

The other reason for the straps was that it was 90+ degrees in the warehouse yesterday--so the sweat from my arms just washed the chalk right off my hands. Safety issue, really.

Changing the reps to 4s and 2s next week.


Blogger Mark Reifkind said...

Dr Courtney rocks! smart and beautiful. you are a lucky man she likes crazy guys,lol.
good to hear your experiment of trying to get the knee to hurt didnt work. wish I could say that.

6:57 AM  
Blogger fawn friday said...

I know how you feel, I myself also married up...

So, who started Z first? I have been working with the Z Health program with Mike N. Is Courtney going to get I-Phase certified?

Is there anyone who doesn't really respond to Z... such as people with nerve damage, or extensive knee damage people?

7:20 PM  
Blogger Geoff Neupert said...

Rif--yup, I'm very lucky--blessed is more the case.

Fawn--I took Z first and Court's getting I-Phase in July. I may too, not sure right now--other things in the fire.

As far as Z not working, I believe it works for everybody--it's a principle-based system. How's it going with Mike Nelson?

8:56 PM  
Blogger fawn friday said...

Working with Mike is great! He lives less than two miles form the gym I work at. I have sent him two of my favorite clients who have some minor imbalances I didn't know how to fix.

I went along to both assessments to observe and learn the drills so I could add them in to the training. Plus I am curious about Z and want to learn more without making a big time commitment.

So far, the changes have been subtle. I witnessed a huge change in the gate on one of my clients after a hip circle drill...

I have a bunch more people I want to send to him. I am only a personal trainer at a gold's gym... but I get all the difficult people to train. I can only do so much. I would love it if I could find a method to fix some of the goofed up bodies I see.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

Geoff! You guys make a great couple!

You are a lucky man!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Mike T Nelson said...

Bring on the goofed up people Fawn :)

Once you complete R Phase, you can do Z on them!

I get all the messed up people also. It is amazing how much people listen when they are in pain.

Dr. Courtney rocks! Maybe I will see both of you at I Phase in AZ.

Mike N

4:53 PM  

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