How to Be an Injury-Free, Ass-Kicking Machine with Dr. Mark Cheng

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Podcast

Doc Cheng TGUDoctor Mark Cheng is a ninja, a Jedi, and an evil genius.

He possesses, what some might consider, magical, mystical healing powers.

I met Doc Cheng a few years back and had him start working on some of my injuries. His ability to assess and correct dysfunction is second to none. He can tell what’s wrong with your shoulder by the way you walk. He can tell what’s wrong with your ankle by the way you talk.

Maybe I’m exaggerating. Or maybe I’m not.

In addition to being a respected healer and body worker, Doc Cheng is a highly trained fight expert.

In my 30 years of training experience the best I’ve ever felt was when I was working with Doc Cheng on a twice per week basis.

We started in his office and then progressed to training in the gym. I believe that even coaches need coaches, so I handed the reins over to the good doc and let him take control.

We mixed rehab, strength work and fight techniques all into the same workout.

The progress I made was mind blowing.

Doc Cheng joins us on the podcast today to discuss topics such as:

  • Essentials of self-defense [7:08].
  • When to fight and when to walk away [12:11].
  • Why you should always be prepared [15:50].
  • How he got into doing Martial Arts for a living [24:03].
  • Some of the key exercises we used in my rehab [31:09].
  • What movement patterns should everyone be able to do? [50:32 & 1:00:37].
  • How much time should you spend on mobility? [57:13 & 1:35:55].
  • The best prehab and rehab exercises [1:00:52].
  • Are sit-ups and crunches as bad as people think? [1:16:10].
  • The truth about foam rolling [1:20:10].
  • Lumbar flexion: The seat of death  [1:27:04].

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