Interpreting Lower Body Assessments

How to go through common lower body assessments Movement Debrief Episode 114 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 setlist: What is hip flexion measuring? How can a wide and narrow infrasternal angle (ISA) be limited in hip flexion? What is the straight leg raise actually measuring? What mechanics go into a straight leg raise? Is there a way to self-measure the infrapubic angle (IPA)? What are the pro’s and con’s of active vs passive testing? How about comparing the obers test to the Gillet/reverse gillet?

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Breathing During Exercise, Femoral Anteversion, and Assessment Priorities – Movement Debrief Episode 49

Movement Debrief Episode 49 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: When should you breathe during exercise? Are there times in which breath holding is warranted? What is femoral anteversion? Is there a way to test for femoral anteversion? What treatment considerations must one make for femoral anteversion? In what testing order do I chase variability? If you want to watch these live, add me on Facebook or Instagram.They air every Wednesday at 7pm CST. Enjoy! and the audio version…                    Here were the links I mentioned: Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Seattle September 15-16th here   Sign-up for the Human Matrix in Portland, OR November 10-11 here Breathing During Weight Training – Lyle McDonald Concurrent Criterion-Related Validity and Reliability of a Clinical Test to Measure Femoral Anteversion Determination and Significance of Femoral Neck Anteversion FAI Investigation of Association Between Hip Morphology and Prevalence of Osteoarthritis Infrasternal Angle Overhead vs Quadruped Narrow Infrasternal Angle Training Modifications Using the Infrasternal Angle – Lucy Hendricks Restoring Shoulder Motion Shoulder External Rotation Hip Adduction and Abduction Explaining Hip Range of Motion 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: Breathing During Exercise https://zaccupples.com/2018/05/24/movementdebrief49/#Assessment_Priorities Femoral Anteversion Assessment Priorities

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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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