Variability, The Problem of Transfer, and Gymnastics – Charlie Reid

 I recently had a great conversation with my dear friend, Charlie Reid. Charlie is a very successful trainer in the San Francisco Bay area, and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to a variety of fitness domains. He reached out to me to help audit his thought process, and it turned out we had an incredible conversation. Here were a few topics we discussed: Where does variability training fit when chasing fitness? What do certain variability tests theoretically look at, and what are the relevant mechanics? How well does variability training transfer to higher level activities? and many more  Click below to check out the video, and read along with the modified transcripts. I’ve linked some helpful pictures and links throughout. Enjoy. or if you’d rather, here is the audio version: Modified Transcript Charlie: I’m always looking for people to to audit my own thought process on things and help with shifting my paradigm. I’ve had these conversations with Joe Cicinelli regularly about interjecting PRI-based things with with fitness. It’s not even PRI, it’s just looking at like the body with this neuro-pulmonary/neuro-mechanical lens that I want to move towards and understand more of, but I’m also a pragmatist. I want to be as practical as I possibly can within the context that I’m working. That’s always a challenge. How do we take this information and make it as practical as possible? I’ll start with a confession first. I don’t I actually have a strong prejudice against PRI clinical exercises.

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Self-Testing, Postural Evaluation, and Shoulder Impingement – Movement Debrief Episode 41

Movement Debrief Episode 41 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me. Here is the set list: Can you self diagnose why a muscle feels tight? What are some good self tests to assess variability can you appear “flexed” in one area but actually be extended? Can we make accurate assessments regarding posture? Why does impingement occur? How does shoulder testing relate to the infrasternal angle? What each of the shoulder tests I look at are attempting to assess? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook or Instagram.They air every Wednesday at 8joc:30pm CST. Enjoy! and the audio version…                    Here were the links I mentioned: Manual Muscle Testing Debrief Here is the toe touch to squat Infrasternal Angle Overhead vs. Quadruped And the active midstance test Posterior Tilt Pelvic Tilts and Lordosis Check out the Apley’s Scratch Test (don’t mind the adhesions portion) If you want to see trunk rotation, check out Respiration Revisited Illmatic by Nas Usain Bolt Debrief Here is the diamond bear exercise Here is the sidelying pec twist Here is the cable hang courtesy of Lucy Hendricks Bill Hartman   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: Self-Testing Postural Evaluation Shoulder Impingement

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February Links and Review

Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets. Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on in February. If you want to get a copy of my weekend learning goodies every Friday, fill out the form below.  That way you can brag to all your friends about the cool things you’ve learned over the weekend.

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Ulnar Nerve Subluxations, Testing Variability, and Pelvic Tilts and Lordosis – Movement Debrief Episode 39

Movement Debrief Episode 39 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me. Here is the set list: Why would the ulnar nerve sublux or the triceps tendon snap? What are the variability patterns of the elbow? How to improve elbow variability to potentially reduce subluxations How did I choose the variability tests that I use? Why did I switch to the Active Midstance Test and Copenhagen Adduction Test? How are infrasternal angle, lumbar spine, and pelvic position related? 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: Here is the Active Midstance test: Here is the Copenhagen Adduction Test: Infrasternal Angles and Overhead vs. Quadruped Bill Hartman Large eccentric strength increase using the Copenhagen Adduction exercise in football: A randomized controlled trial Trigger Points and Muscle Chains in Osteopathy 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: Ulnar Nerve Subluxations Testing Variability Pelvic Tilts and Lordosis

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How Pecs Can Help Shoulder Pain: A Mentorship Session

I recently did a mentorship session with my good friend, movement consultation partner, functional medicine guru, and #bae, Dave Rascoe from Method Strength. Dave and I collaborated on a client of his, and we used one of our mentorship sessions to talk through my decision-making process. We talked about a variety of topics, including theoretical underpinnings that influenced my decisions, the assessment process, exercise selection, and so much more. If you like what you see, want to improve your coaching skills, want to make better clinical decisions with your patients, and so much more, you can join my personalized mentorship program by filling out the form below the video. You can also learn more about the program here. Enjoy the video, and read the case summary and topics mentioned in the talk below to get a glimpse into my thought process.  Fill out the form below to sign up for the mentorship program. Here were a couple links and videos of things discussed in this session. Here are some posts on the infrasternal angle: Infrasternal Angle Overhead vs. Quadruped Diaphragmatic Breathing You can also get the most in-depth discussion on the infrasternal angle by subscribing to my newsletter in the link below: Here is the glute-biased dorsal rostral thoracic expansion, a great move for people with narrow infrasternal angles and hip external rotation limitations The glute-biased straight leg raise crossovers serve a similar purpose,  as the above activity, only adding a rotational bias to the movement. Here were the two

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Overhead vs Quadruped, Hypersensitivity, and Frozen Shoulder – Movement Debrief Episode 35

Movement Debrief Episode 35 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: How do the overhead and quadruped positions affect infrasternal angles? How does one reduce hypersensitivity in a focal area of longstanding pain? How does one perform treatment on someone with frozen shoulder? How often are there cervicocranial components to frozen shoulder? What other things do we need to be looking at with frozen shoulder? 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: Infrasternal Angles NOI Recognise apps CRAFTA – A con ed course on craniocervicalmandibular region Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb pain. Acupuncture applied as a sensory discrimination training tool decreases movement-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain more than acupuncture alone: a randomised cross-over experiment “Why Are My Nerves So Sensitive?” By Adriaan Louw Oxygen Advantage  “Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love” by Chris Kresser 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:   Overhead vs Quadruped Hypersensitivity Frozen Shoulder

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Manual Muscle Testing, Treating Powerlifters, Adductors Gotsta Chill – Movement Debrief Episode 30

Movement Debrief Episode 30 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: If/when is manual muscle testing relevant and valuable What considerations should be made when manual muscle testing? Creative ways to improve variability in powerlifters What methods are useful for reducing adductor overactivity 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 Pat Davidson Pre-existent vertebral rotation in the human spine is influenced by body position Right thoracic curvature in the normal spine Analysis of preexistent vertebral rotation in the normal spine Behavioral evidence for left-hemisphere specialization of motor planning Ipsilateral Hip Abductor Weakness After Inversion Ankle Sprain Here is the glute max fiber orientation (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) Here is a video of the D1 Extension pattern Enhancing Life Method Strength Andy Mccloy  Trevor LaSarre 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: Manual Muscle Testing Treating Powerlifters Adductors Gotsta Chill  

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Respiration Revisited Preview

Respiration, and how it impacts movement, is a topic of dear interest to me. I scoured a bunch of resources to better understand how this process works, and I figured I’d record a talk on how I am applying these concepts. Basically, I do the work, you reap the results #tistheseason Here were some of the topics I discussed in this talk: The anatomy of respiration The physiology of respiration Alterations in physiology and anatomy as respiratory demands increase How to simply assess how movement is affected by respiration Easy to implement treatments to favorably impact movement If you want immediate access to the remainder of the nearly 90 minute talk, and a FREE 27 page PDF file of my talk notes, fill out the form below. Without further adieu, here is the first 30 minutes of the talk.

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Infrasternal Angles, Spinal Lordosis, and Restoring Shoulder Motion – Movement Debrief Episode 27

Movement Debrief Episode 27 is in the books. Here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here is the set list: The three types of infrasternal angles Anatomical theories regarding the infrasternal angle Infrasternal angle treatment The different positions of the lumbar spine Restoring lumbar position Restoring cervical spine position My treatment sequence for restoring shoulder motion Which are my favorite hikes 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 Pre-existent vertebral rotation in the human spine is influenced by body position. Right thoracic curvature in the normal spine Analysis of preexistent vertebral rotation in the normal spine. Effect of changes in pelvic tilt on range of motion to impingement and radiographic parameters of acetabular morphologic characteristics. PRI Craniocervical Mandibular Restoration PRI Vision Here is the exercise I mentioned from Daddy-O Pops for a retracted and elevated scapula. Enhancing Life Method Strength Andy Mccloy  Trevor LaSarre Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies:   Infrasternal Angles Spinal Lordosis Restoring Shoulder Motion

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Challenges of Home Exercise Execution, Do You Really Have Sagittal Plane? and PT in 25 Years – Movement Debrief Episode 17

Just in case you missed last night’s Movement Debrief Episode 17, here is a copy of the video and audio for your listening pleasure. Here’s what we talked about: What makes getting patients to do their home exercises challenging. Strategies I implement to increase adherence. How I determine when sagittal plane control is adequate. What I think PT will be like 25 years from now. Major thanks to Dani Overcash, an awesome writer in her own right, for asking a really great question. If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube. They air every Wednesday at 8:30pm CST. Enjoy.   Subscribe to the debrief on Itunes Join my mentorship program, get a movement consultation, or let me design an online fitness program for you. Here’s a signup for my newsletter to get a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies: Challenges of Home Exercise Execution Do You Really Have Sagittal Plane? PT in 25 Years  

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