Why is My Left Shoulder Lower Than My Right? – Biomechanics and Treatment

Left vs right-handedness is only one reason your shoulders are asymmetrical Are you someone whose left shoulder sits lower than the right, and haven’t figured out why or what to do about it? The problem is that most lack understanding on how this asymmetry occurs, limiting the ability to design effective treatments. That changes with today’s post. Here, we will dive into the REAL reason the left shoulder may appear lower than the right (and no, it’s not because of handedness), and how to improve this postural strategy.

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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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Elevated Heels vs Toes – Which Should I Choose?

Foot position changes everything You might’ve been perusing the internet, witnessing a bunch of peeps elevate heels on this exercise, or elevate the toes on that exercise.  What gives? These strategies could be beneficial depending on your goals, but in order to know which is best, you MUST grasp the biomechanical underpinnings. I’ll teach you that today!

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FIX Posterior Pelvic Tilt with 2 Exercises

Posterior pelvic tilt…it’s not what you think it is There’s all this talk on how to “fix” your anterior pelvic tilt, but folks, there’s a portion of the population that presents with a posterior pelvic tilt. How do we help these individuals? The first step? Realizing it’s NOT ACTUALLY A POSTERIOR PELVIC TILT. I’ll show you not only what a posterior pelvic tilt actually is, but also how this biomechanical knowledge will improve your exercise selection for these individuals. (Don’t worry, I’ll show you my 2 favorite moves as well!) Check out the blog and video to learn more!

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Posterior Pelvic Tilt Exercises – You’re Doing Them WRONG!

There’s a subtlety to properly executing a posterior pelvic tilt. You’ll learn it today Posteriorly tilting the pelvis aka tucking the hips is a common strategy we use to enhance hip mobility and get the pelvis in a good position to load the legs during various exercises. But are you someone who feels “the tuck” mostly in your abs, stretching your back, or working your quads? I hate to break it to you… You’re doing it wrong Surprisingly, the posterior tilt needs to be WAY more subtle than you think to get the biomechanical actions we oh so desire. Why so subtle? Don’t worry, I’ll explain EVERYTHING you ever needed to know about the posterior pelvic tilt. 

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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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How to Fix Rounded Shoulders

Having rounded shoulders doesn’t occur for the reason you think it does Rounded shoulders are an often common complaint of folks who perceivably have poor posture. Conventional rehab makes us think that the simple solution to this problem entails stretching the pecs, strengthening the upper back, attaining a good head position, and sitting up straight. But what if conventional treatment for bad posture was all wrong? The problem with typical treatments is that we rarely look at the foundational influence—ribcage dynamics—that likely governs where your shoulders go. That changes today. In this video, we will outline postural factors that contribute to having rounded shoulders. The one’s your standard PTs gloss over.

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Kettlebell Arm Bar for Shoulder Mobility

An underappreciated kettlebell exercise The kettlebell armbar is a vastly underrated move for improving your range of motion, strength, and stability in your upper body. The reason why it’s underrated and underutilized is because it’s quite unclear when to program this activity and how to execute it most effectively. We will change that with today’s post.

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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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The Best Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises in 2021

If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, you may have to look beyond your wrist! With an increase in computer and remote work, we may see the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome increase. The problem, however, is that most people only look at the wrist and the neural components in the arm. This approach may be missing some critical pieces that can influence the health of the median nerve, the nerve which is affected by carpal tunnel syndrome. What are those pieces? Don’t worry, fam, I’ll tell you in Movement Debrief 164!

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Anterior Pelvic Tilt vs Swayback – What’s the Difference?

Are these pelvic postures a problem? It’s common for people to have significant pelvis postures that may impact movement capabilities, but how do we know when these postures are problematic? What can we do about maximizing the movement of someone who has an anterior pelvic tilt or swayback? Or heck, maybe you can’t even tell the difference between an anterior tilt and swayback posture. Where should you start? Well fam, you should start by peeping Movement Debrief 163!

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How to Improve Your Straight Leg Raise

If you can’t touch your toes, you NEED to check this out The straight leg raise = a big deal for any hinge-type movement, yet it can also be one of the hardest measures to improve. Or is it? Understanding the order of attack when you see a limited straight leg raise can make this often difficult to change test WAY more simple. Don’t worry, Movement Debrief 161 has you covered.

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