He Touched His Toes with 2 Exercises

Can you really touch your toes THAT QUICK? Touching your toes is one of those overall body markers of flexibility, but what if your toes are sooooo far away? Really, a lack of toe touch boils down to addressing one of two issues. And if you can address those issues with targeted exercises, the toe touche can quickly improve. In this post, you are going to learn what those issues are, and I’ll illustrate how to address them through a case study.

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Have Knee Pain? Untwist It | Wide Infrasternal Angle Case

If you have knee pain, this case study is a MUST to see Does your knee cap point inward but your foot? point outward? If so, then you MUST check out this post because we outline a critical factor with this postural presentation: A “twisted” knee occurs for different reasons in different people. I’ll illustrate why by checking out this wide infrasternal angle case study below. You’ll find that the way this person does it is different from other folks.

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Have Knee Pain? Untwist It | Narrow Infrasternal Angle Case

If you have knee pain, this case study is a MUST to see Does your knee cap point inward but your foot? point outward? If so, then you MUST check out this post because we outline a critical factor with this postural presentation: A “twisted” knee occurs for different reasons in different people. I’ll illustrate why by checking out this narrow infrasternal angle case study below. You’ll find that the way this person does it is different from other folks.

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FIXING Ankle Pain During Olympic Lifts | Case Study

Does triple extension hurt your ankle? Check out this case to learn about the fix Have you ever had inner ankle pain when you go up on your toes or jump and are unsure what to do about it? Oftentimes, this occurs when there is an inability to create ankle plantarflexion (going up on your toes), so more stress is put on the inner portion of the ankle. But what if I told tyou those ankle restrictions can be related to the pelvis, and if you don’t address that, you’ll be missing on some key things. That’s what we go through in today’s case study.

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Uneven Hips CAUSING Knee Pain? | Case Report

If you notice your hips don’t stay level during stairs, then check this out! Does your hip ever drop down and rotate funky when you are doing exercises like step-ups and downs? Do you ever wonder why? Well, we cover the why and some fixes in today’s post, where I go through a case study that dealt with this exact issue. And the fix only took 3 exercises.

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Ankle Pain with Squats FIXED | Case Study

If your ankle hurts during squats, prepare to have your mind blown! Does ankle pain during squatting require driving more ankle mobility? But what if you have a full squat? That is what we run into in today’s case study. Here, we assess the entire body to see all the factors that contribute to this particular client’s ankle problem, and devise a solution WITHOUT ANY ANKLE MOBILITY DRILLS.

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Training After Two Total Hip Replacements | Case Report

How to coach and program for someone who is very strong and stiff There’s a TON of information out there on how to best help people who have limited mobility, but very rarely do we see the practical application of it. Thanks to my boy Andy McCloy, that changes today. Andy is a FREAKY strong strength coach who unfortunately had two total hip replacements. He wants to train pain-free. Here’s how we are doing it. Check out the video and post below, let’s dive in!

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Overhead Shoulder Mobility | FIXED WITHOUT STRETCHING | Case Study

Does going overhead feel stuck? Then you MUST watch this case study Full overhead motion is important for many sports, yet so few people have access to the full range. It’s super common to feel a block, stuck, or limited. The issue? There aren’t really any good solutions to getting more overhead. I mean, come on, we all know stretching doesn’t really cut it. What if there was a way to remove that overhead block without a single stretch? Instead, just choosing the right weight room exercises for them mobility gains? We did that in today’s case study. Watch us help someone with limited shoulder mobility, and see the 4 exercises (and one manual technique) that both increased shoulder mobility and removed that sense of feeling blocked. No stretch required 😉

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Split Squat Form – A LIVE Coaching Example

Troubleshooting split squat compensations with two cases Split squats are one of the hardest exercises to coach. There are a lot of potential movement compensations that will limit you or your client’s ability to get the most out of this versatile move. Is there an easy way to navigate these issues with these split squats? Can I make coaching this move easier? I think so. In today’s video, you’ll see me navigate two different clients who were having difficulty performing a split squat during my seminar, Human Matrix. If you have someone who: – Can’t descend well in the split squat– Can’t keep the front heel on the ground– Feel too much quad in the back leg– Can’t keep a good torso position during the split squat Then you’ll definitely want to check this out!

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Help! I’m Not Sure What Infrasternal Angle I Have!

Those pesky people who have infrasternal angles right in the middle. What do you call him? Well in this case study, we talk about some tips and tricks for pinpointing the ISA that you are dealing. We also dive into the following topics: A couple quick tests to confirm the infrasternal angle Why the xiphoid process is an unreliable reference point How to prioritize treatments for someone who is compressed in all directions with asymmetries. How shifting at different degrees of flexion changes the pelvic mechanics

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A Narrow Infrasternal Angle with Right Oblique Tilt – Case Report

What do you do if you have someone who is a narrow infrasternal angle, stiff as all hell, with some glaring asymmetries? Check out this video below, where a colleague and I walk through a case who presents in this manner. It in, you’ll hear about the following: How to test shoulder flexion more reliably How to build someone into half kneeling Moves to utilize for this type of individual Watch the video to learn what we did!

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The Best Position for the Stack – A Case Report

Many times if you don’t get the result you are looking for movement-wise, it is often related to losing the stack (and not talking to Zac). How do you know where the failure occurred? That’s exactly what we sift through in this video. In it, we walk through a failed case, and look at where tweaks could be made to improve the outcome. Watch it to learn more! Looking at each component of the stack In this case of a person with shoulder pain, we look at some of the big limitations this person had: Decreased shoulder internal rotation biliaterally Decreased left shoulder external rotation Narrow infrasternal angle From here, you then need to look at each piece of the stack to determine how to design the activity with the best possible chance of success. What are those components? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED!! Here are the pieces we focus on for the stack in order of importance (though fam, you need to build it all!): Pelvic positioning Full exhale Pause and inhale with ab tension and relaxed upper thorax Reach without crunching Now based on what we need to maximize this person’s movement options, we can then engineer exercises with a high probability of increasing available movement. The keys we need to respect are restoring external rotation before internal rotation, respecting their anthropometric structure, and address asymmetry (shoulder rotation limitations indicate this person has a right rotation bias). Therefore, we can engineer activities that can create high odds for success:

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