The Pot Belly Cause NO ONE is Talking About

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.

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Rib Flare – FIX It for Good

If your lower ribs jut forward, here’s the cure If your ribs stick out or you have a deep arch in your lower back, you MUST check this post out. Because your ribs looking this way…is NOT structural. Instead, your body is using a movement strategy that contributes to the lower ribs appearing prominent, impacting your ability to contract your abs and move well. Below, you’ll learn why rib flares exist and what you can do about it. Watch the video and read the post below to learn more!

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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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Breathing Exercise Mistakes – Do THIS Instead

If you do this, you’re screwing your breathwork up Breathing exercises can be useful at enhancing mobility throughout the body…IF they are done well. Sadly, that rarely occurs. Until now. In today’s post, I outline the major keys you need with each piece of common breathing exercise to ensure that you get the most out of these moves, maximize your range of motion, and move better than ever before. Check out the post and video below to learn about it!

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Diaphragmatic Breathing – IT’S NOT BELLY BREATHING

If you think belly breathing is useful, prepare to have your mind blown Many use diaphragmatic breathing for relaxation effects, improving mobility, and more, but if you are coaching it by breathing into your belly, I hate to break it to you… YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG! You see, coaching belly breathing contradicts normal biomechanics, and is likely counterproductive on many fronts. I’ll go through the specific beef I have with belly breathing, and provide you a better alternative.

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Breathing In – DON’T FORCE IT!

Using breathing to get more mobile? Not with THAT inhale If you are someone who takes MASSIVE inhales to try and loosen up your ribcage, neck, or any other area, I have some news for you… That…don’t…work. I know! It seems counterintuitive. I’m tight in a given area, I need to force air in a given area, rinse and repeat. The problem is that our bodies don’t create more space in that manner. There are physical properties that require a different strategy needed to create an effective inhale, one that promotes taking your mobility gains to the next level. What strategy is that you might ask? Check out the video and post below to learn it!

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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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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? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 7:30pm CST. Enjoy!                    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 Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 3 hours and 50 pages of content, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies: [yikes-mailchimp form=”1″ submit=”Get learning goodies and more”]   Diaphragmatic Breathing Overhead Pressing Visceral Fat & Zone of Apposition Plantar Fasciitis

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