Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Bob walked the entire LA Marathon on his hands.

Is Pain the Mother of Invention?

In Febuary 27th, 1979, I faced a near death experience. My life as I knew it was over—I thought. The light at the end of the tunnel was there. I saw it. My athletic career, college scholarships and Olympic dreams dashed.

The near detachment and amputation of my left arm, left me wondering why I was alive and what I was meant to do? It was unclear to me at the time. The sadness and detachment I felt was overwhelming. All I could hear were the recurring words from the Medical team stating “though we reattached the arm, we are not sure if it will ever work again.”

Friday, October 2, 2009

Are Swimmers at Risk for Lower back Pain?

Swimming is often recommended for those with back pain, yet, so many times the mechanism of injury is replicated by excessive neck and lower back movement in the water.

A collapsed spine at the start...
Poor posture is replicated on the starting block (as seen above) and in the water, repetitive motion and break down occurs at the weak links in the spine unless it is strengthened and braced by turning on the correct postural and core muscles in the water. Some of the greatest world class swimmers know how to replicate these neutral zones and partially stiffen up their spine to plane out in the water. This creates greater speed and greater longevity to a swimmers spine without the repetitive micro trauma.
Mike Alexandrov driving a powerful spine angle into the water

Dave Huslig, Physical Therapist, from VALIR PT in Oklahoma City, OK, said "after only 1 treatment with the AB-Inforcer, a swimmer with 2 months of Lower Back Pain reported feeling much better. The addition of the AB-Inforcer was the only intervention I changed with his protocol which allowed for the reduction of pain and increased mobility of his lumbar joints."

The 3 sensors in the AB-Inforcer teach the patient quickly how to plane out the spine and maintain neutral zones while functioning in the water. In this case with this swimming athlete, in one supervised treatment the postural awareness provided by the biofeedback in the AB-Inforcer allowed the athlete to stay pain free! Sign us up!

Michael Alexandrov
Lee Brandon, CSCS trains Olympic Swimmers to focus on spine first, extremities second!

Marcus Rogan, 2Time Olympian and Silver Medalist Training with  Lee  for London 2012, using the AB-Inforcer, with cables and dumbbells simultaneously  to simulate the fatigue in the water of the extremities, but the precise stiffness necessary out of the spine! The hand piece lights up when doing the exercises properly!

TPC Saw Grass Pro AM Long Drive Champion, Dr. Jeff Litow, MD., Age 62

“I won the TPC Saw Grass Pro Am Long Drive event in May with a drive of 291 yards. I came to Lee and trained using the AB-Inforcer® and the Simple to complex Neu-Spine® exercise progressions for less than 6 months and got incredible results. When I met Lee I had some back pain and spine issues, and drove the ball 200-220 on a good day. Now I am out driving myself by 50-90 yards in the same conditions. Incredible!
I use my AB-Inforcer everyday to reinforce good form and posture while doing my core exercises that seem to be transferring to my golf course performance and awareness!”