Article from Science of Skill: Be Kind to Your Back

Anyone remember a letter to a graduating (presumably highschool) class that everyone thought was written by Kurt Vonnegut, but really wasn’t- you know the one that started off with advice about always wearing sunscreen and was turned into a terrible song? Maybe I just remember it because we had to perform it in the forensics group I was a part of in Junior High (forensics as in public speaking, not CSI stuff, sadly).

Anyway, there is a part to the speech that I’m sure most grapplers can relate to- “Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.”

The website Science of Skill appears to feel the same consideration should be given to your back as well, and posted an article about the potential risk factors for back injury and ways to possibly avoid it.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Or, feel free to share your distaste of Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.

Man that was an awful song.

Anyway, have a great day everyone!


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2 responses to “Article from Science of Skill: Be Kind to Your Back

  1. Worth keeping in mind that site is run by this guy.

    • Katie

      *sigh* goddammit. I had no idea. Could people just do everyone else a favor and not be awful? I didn’t realize that was so much to ask, but for some, that appears too big of a task to undertake…

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