Friday, May 14, 2010

Great Quote from Carl DeRosa

In the song, "Magic", Bruce Springsteen says, "Trust none of what you hear and less of what you see".

I am a big fan of Carl DeRosa, own all 3 of the books he wrote with Jimmy Porterfield. Feel he has been misinterpreted by the gurus out there. He did a great editorial in this month's JOSPT. He was speaking of manual therapy, but we could easily apply it to what is going on in the rest of athletic therapy, strength & conditioning, and personal training.

"Practitioners and commentators seem to be intent on deliberately obscuring what we are doing, going far as to create individual languages and terminologies to describe the techniques, understandable only to those who may have undergone the secret training. A cynic might ask how different this is from apprenticing with the sorcerer from the middle ages."


JH said...

Off topic kinda,

Did you ever listen to DJ Magic Mike back in the day? Heard a couple of his songs yesterday.

Brandon said...

This kind of reminds me of a Gray Cook video i saw other day where he was throwing around the terms Hard Core and Soft Core to describe what Im guessing was the core. Why the mumbo jumbo fancy words?

Joe Przytula said...

Brandon you are reading my mind.

Brandon said...

Joe- Glad we are on the same page. Vern always talks about how powerful words are cause they create images and images create action(i think thats what he says) or something along those lines then we have these gurus making up bogus terms in order to sell some DVD's which to a newbie like me can cause confusion. I think its really unprofessional.I mean isnt the core the core whether its hard,soft,firm?