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This proven corrective exercise book from SaltWrap founder, Scott Hogan, shows you the step-by-step process for managing joint pain naturally and rebuilding your body from the ground up.
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"This book exceeded my expectations. I expected the same old advice on joint health: make sure you stretch, use the RICE method for injuries, avoid activities that cause pain etc. But this was the polar opposite of that tired old story. The science behind the mobility recommendations is convincing. And I have already implementing some of the HSR training techniques to relieve tension and pain in my lower back and shoulder.
I can't wait to see how my joints feel after completing the first 4 week cycle. Its true that we all simply accept the idea of our joints slowly degrading with time. But it's not time. It's our lifestyle and exercise habits."
Amazon Customer // Verified Customer Review
Must read! This book got me out of a six-year spiral.
"This book was eye opening, and an easy read. I put together a new plan based on the book's suggestions. After one week on that plan, I have escaped the corrective shoes and inserts for my preferred barefoot shoes, and about tripled the distance I can walk in the day. I can now do stairs carrying full laundry baskets.
I'm off of all anti-inflammatory medication, without any serious or lasting swelling.
I hope to transition back to working out at my local lifting gym in a few weeks, when my foot, ankle, and knee mobility have further improved."
Verified Reader // "Hedge Madge"
Built from Broken is an awesome book. It doesn't read like a textbook which is really nice. I'm an NP in urgent care and will recommend this book to patients who need help with musculoskeletal pain.
- Danielle L., Certified Nurse Practitioner
Built from Broken has been a great resource for the HYLETE community to learn all about prevention and recovery. Being able to share this knowledge with our community that is filled with trainers, service members, and fitness enthusiasts has been an invaluable part of our mission to support and encourage the well-being of others!
- HYLETE, Inc. (Hylete Community)
Conventional pain management techniques treat symptoms only. They also damage your health and increase chances of re-injury. There's a smarter, natural way to resolve pain.
Pain and injuries often arise from muscle imbalances. You'll learn to target the imbalances causing you pain and holding you back. No boring static stretching routines required.
Scar tissue from old strains and sprains, repetitive use injuries, and weak collagen formations. But with the right exercise and nutrition strategies, you can repair and rebuild your joints.
If joint pain is holding you back from performing at your best.
If you are constantly sidelined by injuries.
If your body seems to be breaking down left and right despite your best efforts to stay fit and healthy.
Or, you want to fortify your joints against future problems, this book is for you.
Anyone can rebuild their body with the right system.
But it requires scrapping the fitness dogma and rethinking your approach.
This book systematically dissects the common causes of joint pain, dysfunction, and degeneration. And gives you a complete road map for conquering pain, healing your body, preventing injuries, and building a body that stands the test of time.
SCOTT HOGAN CPT, COES
AUTHOR OF BUILT FROM BROKEN
Hey, this is Scott. In this section, I'll explain why I wrote this book.
And, why I believe it will help you when nothing else has.
After years of being plagued by overuse injuries, joint pain, and movement limitations, I decided enough was enough.
I went back to the drawing board.
Started from scratch with no assumptions about what might be causing my issues or how to fix them.
I dove deep into the literature around corrective exercise, injury recovery, mobility training, and therapeutic sports nutrition.
During this process, I analyzed the slew of injuries and faulty joints I'd accumulated from years of sports and training (some of which you can see penciled on the cover of the book).
From head to toe, I was banged up and broken down:
The list was staggering. Ridiculous, really.
Especially since I was supposed to be a fitness authority.
As a Certified Personal Trainer and health researcher/writer, I should have known better than to let myself get so damaged.
And, I should have been able to dig myself out.
But I couldn't. As soon as I got over one injury, another popped up.
It was like playing whack-a-mole.
After years of research, interviewing experts, and gaining experience through coaching other athletes and clients suffering from the same issues, I noticed a few distinct patterns:
First, there is an accumulation of common overuse injuries when people reach a certain age. Regardless of their fitness level (because, as I explain in the book, this is largely caused by changes in connective tissue cell formations).
This accumulation of injuries creates an advancing cycle of pain compensations, muscle imbalances, postural faults, and altered joint mechanics.
Which naturally leads to more pain and injuries, more imbalances, and so on.
It's a complex process that grows increasingly complex (and difficult to escape from) the more times it cycles through.
Second, I couldn't find any resource that provided an understanding of the whole picture. Some of the parts were available. Plenty of literature on physical therapy methods, injury recovery tactics, and so on. But I couldn't find anything that made sense of the whole frustrating merry-go-round cycle (and how to get the hell off of it).
And third, and most importantly, I realized that most people don't fit into the available fitness boxes.
Well-intentioned mainstream fitness advice leads to pain, overuse injuries, and joint degeneration.
That's why it's the rule rather than the exception to be broken down by exercise.
As counterintuitive as that sounds, just think about that for a second.
Picture what the average gym-goer looks like and performs like.
Are they pain-free?
Happy with how their body is performing (especially as they reach their 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond)?
The answer is 'No' to all three for the vast majority of people.
It wasn't just me and the other people I'd met who were broken --- the system was broken.
I realized no one was going to put together all the pieces for me. I'd have to do it myself.
So, I began the slow, arduous process of assembling the pieces.
Eventually constructing a complete program that heals and prevents the most common injuries fitness enthusiasts and active hobbyists face.
Leveraging fundamental science-based principles from joint physiology, therapeutic sports nutrition, and the study of ergonomics.
Built from Broken is the story of how I finally recovered from (years) old nagging injuries, stopped tearing my joints apart with overuse injuries, and finally built a pain-free, functional body.
More than that, it's a guide on exactly how you can do the same.
It starts with understanding the truth about pain management, mobility training, and the joint degeneration process.
From there, you can start rebuilding the scaffolding of your body, mobilizing latent muscles, and building real strength.
Like I said before, if the mainstream methods aren't working for you, why not try something new?
I wrote this book to serve you in two distinct ways:
1) to guide you OUT of the hole you're currently in.
2) to serve as a reference source you can use to fix pain points and recover from minor setbacks for the rest of your life.
-Scott Hogan, June 2021
PART 1 Principles and Strategy
CHAPTER 1 A Case for Load Training
CHAPTER 2 The Anatomy of Pain
CHAPTER 3 What to Focus On Instead of Pain Relief
CHAPTER 4 How to Train Your Collagen
CHAPTER 5 Movement: The Original Mobility
CHAPTER 6 Science-Backed Mobility Training
CHAPTER 7 Corrective Routines
CHAPTER 8 Preventing the Big Three
CHAPTER 9 Injury Recovery: Strategy and Tactics
PART 2 The Training Program
CHAPTER 10 Exercise Programming and Periodization: Why It's Smart to Be Disciplined
CHAPTER 11 Mastering the Movements
CHAPTER 12 The BFB Training Program
Appendix: Workout Routines
Scott Hogan is an NCCA accredited Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise), Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, author, and nutritional supplement formulator.
Scott is the founder of saltwrap.com, an online resource for therapeutic sports nutrition. He currently resides in Palm City, FL.
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