Getting Changes to Stick, Abdominals Explained, and Posterior Pelvic Tilts – Movement Debrief Episode 38

Movement Debrief Episode 38 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me.

Here is the set list:

  • How long does it take for changes desired by exercises to stay?
  • How long do I keep someone on the same movement?
  • What influence do the abdominal muscles have on ribcage position?
  • How can we change position of the body to bias particular abdominal muscles?
  • How to address rib flares
  • Why and when should you cue a posterior tilt?
  • What are some good way to cue a posterior tilt?

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Infrasternal Angles and Overhead vs. Quadruped

Respiration Revisited

Excerpt from Pat Davidson’s Rethinking the Big Patterns (you can also check out the course review here)

The Squatting Bar Reach: A Movement Deep Dive

How to Deadlift: A Movement Deep Dive

Enhancing Life

Method Strength

Andy McCloy

Trevor LaSarre

James Fryer

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Social Media Resources

I was asked recently about how I utilize social media.  Namely, who I follow, why I follow them, so on and so forth.

Up front, I do the best I can to limit my time on these platforms exposure. As we all know, it is very easy to get sucked into a rabbit hole of walls, posts, cats of Instagram hashtags, etc. Before you know it, it’s been four hours and you missed the most recent episode of “Days of Our Lives.”

That social media be like sand through the GD hourglass, fam

Secondary to the inevitable timewarp that you can be pulled into on social media, I utilize each platform with various goals in mind. This helps me stratify my consumption, and provide me the most relevant information.

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Diaphragmatic Breathing, Overhead Pressing, and Plantar Fasciitis – Movement Debrief Episode 37

Movement Debrief Episode 37 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure.

Here is the set list:

  • What is diaphragmatic breathing?
  • What is diaphragmatic breathing not?
  • What are some simple ways to coach diaphragmatic breathing?
  • What are some strategies for those who struggle with simple in through the nose and out through the mouth?
  • What does it take to ensure someone can safely overhead press?
  • What do I look for from a mechanics standpoint on an overhead press?
  • What cues are relevant for ribcage position?
  • How does visceral fat impact achieving a zone of apposition?
  • What is happening with plantar fasciitis?
  • What causes plantar fasciitis?
  • How can you treat plantar fasciitis?
  • How can you help clients work around plantar fasciitis?

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Enjoy!

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Bill Hartman

Infrasternal Angles and Overhead vs. Quadruped

Starting Strength

Hruska Clinic 2018 Shoe List

Heel wedges

Arch Supports

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Kettlebell Mashup 2018 Course Review

I recently attended a wonderful kettlebell instruction class put on by the folks at Ice Chamber Gym in the Bay Area.

This course was taught by none other than my boi Jimmy Yuan (who teaches every class ever, an incredibly sharp cat), my new boi Steven Khuong (the cat behind Ice Chamber), and Jen Cord (a freaky good kettlebell athlete).

This course compared and contrasted the two most popular styles of kettlebell training: Hardstyle and Girevoy Sport (GS), teaching how to perform movements within each technique.

I am familiar with some of the Hardstyle methods, but never even heard of GS. Attempting the movements were a little, ahem, awkward for me, but I found this style of training to be quite rewarding.

All of the instructors were excellent at their craft, and I definitely learned some great technical tips to performing many of the kettlebell movements. Take a class from these peeps has my strongest recommendation.

Go ahead and check out the video review below, then get into them notes to get your learn on.

A pre-apology, I’m still learning some of the moves, so my technique is not perfect. I tried to use videos from the class itself (Kudos to Ice Chamber to letting me use), but unfortunately I did not film in landscape mode. Fam ain’t perfect (but close).

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PTAs, Scoliosis Fusion, and Daily Routines – Movement Debrief Episode 36

Movement Debrief Episode 36 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure.

Here is the set list:

  • How should a PTA approach clinicals and going into the field
  • What traits make for a great PTA?
  • How should PTs utilize PTAs?
  • What ideas do I have for a person with a R sacroiliac joint fusion who has severe scoliosis and presents with migraines and headaches
  • What are my routines like in the morning, evening, writing and more

If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 7:30pm CST.

Enjoy!

 

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Bill Hartman

Trigger Points and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy (page 49)

Pat Davidson’s Rethinking the Big Patterns Course Review

The 4-Hour Work Week

Extreme Ownership

The Obstacle is the Way

The Ego is the Enemy

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Philips Light

Oxygen Advantage

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January Links and Review

Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets.

Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on in January.

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Overhead vs Quadruped, Hypersensitivity, and Frozen Shoulder – Movement Debrief Episode 35

Movement Debrief Episode 35 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure.

Here is the set list:

  • How do the overhead and quadruped positions affect infrasternal angles?
  • How does one reduce hypersensitivity in a focal area of longstanding pain?
  • How does one perform treatment on someone with frozen shoulder?
  • How often are there cervicocranial components to frozen shoulder?
  • What other things do we need to be looking at with frozen shoulder?

If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 7:30pm CST.

Enjoy!

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Infrasternal Angles

NOI Recognise apps

CRAFTA – A con ed course on craniocervicalmandibular region

Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb pain.

Acupuncture applied as a sensory discrimination training tool decreases movement-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain more than acupuncture alone: a randomised cross-over experiment

“Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?” By Adriaan Louw

Oxygen Advantage 

“Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love” by Chris Kresser

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Why is There an Injury Epidemic in the NBA

Even though I am no longer in the league, I still follow what’s going on in the NBA to a degree.

And this weekend was a weekend loaded with season-ending injuries.

First, you have Demarcus Cousins go down with an achilles rupture, then you have Andre Roberson go down with a patellar tendon tear, and then my boi Mike Conley is out for the season with heel surgery.

The NBA is a tough league.

Since the Cousins injury occurred first, I wanted to give you my initial thoughts as to when it happened.

Having witnessed an achilles tear occur this with a player I worked with, it’s something you never wish upon anyone.

For those who don’t know, Demarcus is the stud center for the New Orleans Pelicans. He has a very cool style of play where he can battle in the post, drive with mad handles, hit the three ball, pass, and is a rebounding monster. He has also been having one of his best years yet.

What he’s not known for is being this ripped physical specimen, a level headed player, or one who is in the best shape. When he came into the league, he was hovering at about 16.3% bodyfat, which for some odd reason is  a stat many teams obsess over1.

Let’s now take a look at his injury mechanism.

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Hip Laxity, Agility, and Smashing Tissues – Movement Debrief Episode 34

Movement Debrief Episode 34 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure.

Here is the set list:

  • How does we consider a hip relatively lax?
  • Can one be lax and “stuck” into a hip?
  • How do we treat hip laxity?
  • What is agility?
  • How does one become more agile?
  • What drills best develop agility?
  • Can agility be taught?
  • How to prevent a patient or client from falling in love with you
  • What does treating flexible athletes (gymnasts, acrobats) look like?
  • How do I treat a sports hernia?
  • Is “smashing tissues” a useful part of a program?

If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 7:30pm CST.

Enjoy!

 

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Here were the links I mentioned:

Infrasternal Angles

Effect of changes in pelvic tilt on range of motion to impingement and radiographic parameters of acetabular morphologic characteristics.

Lessons from a Student: The Interaction

Three-dimensional mathematical model for deformation of human fasciae in manual therapy.

The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Comprehensive Model

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Agility

I utilize a notecard system to help me organize similar material I come across from various resources. My intent is to share and continually update these notecards for you.

This notecard is all about teaching the components of agility.

 

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