Working with Durable Dad

I just started working with Durable Dad founder, David Albers, on my mobility. (I know he says mobility is an overused term but it works for what I’m trying to say here.)

We identified that my hip internal mobility needs improvement which I knew but David said based on my ability to do Steinborns and other old-time physical culture movements, that the problem isn’t my core as I believed, but more that my tight hips and restricted upper back are impeding my core’s ability to do the work it’s designed to do.

The Fix

I’m going to be doing some Controlled Articular Rotations to address my problem areas on a daily basis.  One workout is a mobility workout and I’ll fit in more CAR time throughout the day as part of movement snacks whenever I just need to get up from my desk or while I’m waiting for video to render. (as an example, I did one quick session while uploading the media for this post.)

Expectations from Working with Durable Dad

Although I’ve already been working with a soft tissue specialist, Dr. Beth Baker of Integra Chiropractic, David’s background as an Athletic Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) makes him see problems from a slightly different perspective. To make it easier, Beth, improves my passive range of motion so I can train; David’s work supports what Beth did by coming in to help build strength in the new ranges of motion.

I think it’s important for anyone to have a list of experts to consult with on everything from haircuts to car repair. It’s just as important, especially if you plan to regularly lift heavy things for fun, to have people you can call on to keep your body’s engine and chassis running smoothly.

If you’re not tired of my rambling, you can click here to see what else I’ve said about athletes and mobility.




About the author

John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on



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