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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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 to

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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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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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Top 10 Exercises of 2021

Exercises that’ll improve your movement and get you stronger! If you’ve spent one second on my Youtube channel (and the new exercise channel), you’ll notice there are a boatload of exercises on there, with little guidance as to which are best. Admittedly, some are duds, some work better than others. But instead of relying on my own judgment to tell you what rocks and doesn’t, who better to ask than the fam? Exercises are by far the most popular piece of my weekend goodies, which is why I’ve made a top 10 list of the most popular exercises of 2021 If you want a deep dive into new moves that I’m using on the regular, then you’ll want to sign up for my newsletter. Just about every Friday, you’ll get free goodies that range from exercises, to cool articles and podcasts, and more. ALL FREE! 

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Hip Flexion Biomechanics

Why hip flexion is SO much more than a sagittal plane movement You may think hip flexion is as easy as bringing your knee to your chest, but there is SO much more going on. In fact, the act of hip flexion has various rotational elements about it, and better understanding these elements can greatly enhance our exercise selection, helping our clients move and perform better.garageband Don’t worry fam, we get into the weeds and come out with an easy understanding of hip flexion in Movement Debrief Episode 160!

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Golf and Baseball Performance Principles | Mike Kay

Take your golf, fitness, and rehab knowledge to the next level It can be easy to get lost in the noise with all of the potential treatments, exercises, models, and more, when it comes to anything in the rehab and performance field. Is there a way to put everything together? To use a wide variety of methods and be targeted with execution. That, folks, is what few people do to the level of Dr. Mike Kay, and I’m juiced up to have done a podcast with him. In this podcast, you’ll learn: How Mike went from accumulating rehab tools to developing rehab principles t How and why vibration plates, tiger tails, and needling can create CRAZY movement changes How to make better decisions clinically and when to look at sensory systems Why static postural assessment isn’t so bad after all How infrasternal angle archetypes can impact the golf swing The best ways to train for better golf and baseball performance WITH MINIMAL COACHING What the big keys are for basketball performance How to get the most out of home exercise programs Building a cash pay physical therapy practice How to balance entrepreneurship with family

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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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