What if the pot belly wasn’t only belly fat? So belly fat, gut issues, and pathology can definitely create a round, pot belly. But what if there is another cause that could contribute? This component gets sorely ignored when trying to reduce the pot belly size. That is: MOVEMENT. As limited movement in the abdomen and pelvis can be a MAJOR contributing factor to the appearance of the pot belly. What can you do about it? Check out the post, video, and podcast below to learn more.Read More
The Best Free Course to Learn Advanced Biomechanics
Struggling with all the confusing breathing stuff on the internet? Learning biomechanics can be so tough because EVERYONE uses confusing and exclusive terminology. It’s like where do you even start to learn about this stuff? This course is the answer. Enter The Human Matrix ENDS the confusion by teaching you the fundamentals needed to grasp material taught by myself and others, as well as practical materials to IMMEDIATELY carry over to coaching your clients. Why should I take this FREE course? Aside from it’s free (no, I’m serious. People have told me this free course is better than some paid products), you’ll finish the course with the following skills: Become automatic with common breathing terminology and lingo to reduce confusion Develop a holistic framework to make decisions regarding your clients Grasp only the essential anatomy you need to better apply breathing and movement interventions Pick out compensatory movements in your clients to better determine what interventions should be performed After you are done, you’ll have all the fundamentals you’ll need to be successful in learning about all the popular breathing and movement stuff you see everywhere. Tim Duncan won’t be as fundamentally sound as you! Here’s what people have said about the course! What are you waiting for? Sign up below! It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE If you care about: Producing results SO BIG that you’ll spend less on marketing because your clients send you endless referrals! Maximizing your client’s movement and well-being so they can pursue the activities they dream toRead More
Airway Dentistry: What to Do When You Don’t Breathe Right At Night
If you are having trouble sleeping, snore at night, or mouth breathe like none other, you definitely have to listen to the Nourish Balance Thrive Podcast that I was recently on. In it, we touch on A GANG of topics! Chris and I discuss the impact of mouth and face structure on breathing, sleeping, and overall health. We go through some of the causes of abnormal facial development, and the resulting problems which can include sleep disorders, crowded and crooked teeth, and worsened athletic performance. I also describe the best way to assess for breathing problems at night and offers some tips for prevention and intervention. You won’t want to miss this, check it out in the link below: Airway Dentistry: What to Do When You Don’t Breathe Right At Night Interview outline Utilizing breathing to enhance movement The Amazing Shrinking Face Tongue and Lip Ties My journey into improving my upper airway The importance of tongue space Nasal breathing and implants The MMA surgery When you should do a sleep study Pulse oximetry vs sleep study The different things measured with a sleep study Upper airway resistance syndrome vs. sleep apnea The risks of untreated sleep apnea How to measure progress with upper airway improvements Factors leading to airway problems Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from PixabayRead More
Improving Hip and Shoulder Internal Rotation WITHOUT STRETCHING!
Having shoulder and hip internal rotation is kind of a big deal. What if you could get it as quickly as possible without a single stretch? That’s exactly what we did in this case. I work with someone who is unfamiliar with my techniques, and in 3 moves (1 of them a failure), we were able to increase shoulder and hip internal rotation. Watch the video below to learn what we did. Case overview The “patient” is my nephew, Brad. He’s a football player and wrestler who is just a stiff bro. No pain. Objective findings Brad’s main initial findings were the following: Test Left Right Infrasternal angle narrow Shoulder flexion 155 155 Shoulder external rotation 95 95 Shoulder Internal rotation 90 50 Hip flexion 95 95 Hip external rotation 60 60 Hip internal rotation 10 10 Straight leg raise 65 65 Intervention selection Given the findings above, are major keys to focus on were making the infrasternal angle dynamic and restoring internal rotation. Brad appears to be a classic narrow infrasternal angle. Lewit tilt I chose this move because the 90 degree angle at the hips biases internal rotation. The supine position promotes lateral ribcage expansion, which is great for narrow infrasternal angles. If you want a super in-depth reasoning for this move, check out this post. After performing this move, B’s test results were as follows (improvements are bolded): Test Left Right Infrasternal angle narrow Shoulder flexion 155 155 Shoulder external rotation 95 95 Shoulder Internal rotation 90Read More
Military Head Posture
If you have a military head posture, double chins, and aren’t sleeping like a boss, you mos def gotta check this out.Read More
The Evolution of My Treatment Process
What has changed in my treatment model? If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse, so how has your thought process and model changed? I was asked this question recently, and I think over the last several years many things have changed. There has been a bigger focus towards: The basics Sleep Building power And more! What changes have been made? Check out Movement Debrief Episode 147 below to learn more!Read More
Mindful Movement with Lucy Hendricks
The trainer’s guide to teaching clients the fundamentals of health What does it take to make clients healthy? Is it just movement, or is it more? And is there a way we can make pursuing health for our clients simpler? Make the coaching process simpler? That’s why I’m juiced up to bring you Lucy Hendricks for this week’s talk. In this podcast, you’ll learn: What it really takes to keep your clients healthy How to create a gym culture that values health, sleep, nutrition, and more What are the pillars of health? Which three habits should brand new clients focus on in their first year of training How mindful movement can give you all the benefits of yoga without the drawbacks Why you should use the “rule of 3” with your exercise cueing The benefits of creating a consistent approach with your clients Why coaching the general population is important What is the future of healthcare? Check this interview out if you want your coaching to be simpler and all-encompassing!Read More
Top 10 Posts of 2020
From upper airway to infrasternal angles, some of the best posts to consume on my site are right here!Read More
How Breathing Impacts the Human Body
If you want an intro to all things breathing, it’s effects on your mobility and physiology, this is a great starting point!Read More
Does manual therapy have a place? Manual therapy is one of the more polarizing topics in the movement world, and no doubt you might wonder if this modality is efficacious for improving pain and/or movement. The evidence on manual therapy in isolation is mixed, but perhaps the modality itself is not the problem. Perhaps the problem is not having a model that can explain the utility of manual therapy, when to use it, and why. With a decision-making model, manual therapy is something that can most definitely fit within the interventions you like. Ready to see how manual therapy can be best applied for your supreme clientele? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 139 below!Read More
Incorporating Breathing into Training
Struggle knowing where breathwork fits? You might be head over heels for all things breathing, but what if your clients aren’t? Maybe you are the person who struggles to get buy-in to breathing-based exercises? Or you are unsure where to put it into training. Or maybe you are looking for sneaky ways to incorporate the principles WITHOUT YOUR CLIENTS EVEN KNOWING. The biggest error peeps make incorporating breathwork into training is making it something separate. In fact, looking at movement in this fashion is an all-encompassing model. Following principles that go BEYOND BREATHING is a major key. Don’t worry folks, we will go over those principles, and make it SUPER EASY to get your clients all the benefits with less pushback. Check out Movement Debrief Episode 136 below to learn how.Read More
Which Limitations to Treat First?
So you have all these limitations you’ve found. You may inevitably ask yourself:
Uhh…where do I start, fam!?!?
This post is a good place 🙂Read More