How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

Struggle rotating through the hips and trunk? Wonder how you can maximize force production and absorption? Maximize all your athletic qualities by peeping this post

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Backside Mechanics, Psych Referral, and Hernias – Movement Debrief Episode 97

Movement Debrief Episode 97 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: What is the difference between backside and frontside mechanics in sprinting? Would backside mechanics help someone push off the ground better, thus making them faster? What tips do I recommend for coaching sprinting? How do I go about approaching someone who needs a psychology referral? When is the best time to bring up that a client would benefit from a psychology referral? What are hernias? What are some different types of hernias? What treatments are typically performed for a hernia? What conservative treatments are useful for hernias? How do I approach treating a hernia?

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Super Flat T-Spines, Strokes, and Running Form – Movement Debrief Episode 91

Movement Debrief Episode 91 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: First, an addendum on the big toe.  What needs to happen for posterior thorax expansion? What activities and techniques should one use for someone who really struggles getting air in the posterior thorax? How does my model apply to someone with a stroke? Any particular activities useful for someone with a stroke? Are there any particular cues or recommendation I have for running form?

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Is it Risky to Change Your Movement Patterns?

Many claim there are inherent risks when changing the way someone moves, especially with higher level athletes. But is this fear warranted? Do we as movement professionals have the power to alter athletes the way we think we do? I sift through this question in today’s podcast, where I discuss the supposed risks one undergoes when altering movement patterns. It may not be as risky as you think. Check out the podcast, show notes, and modified transcripts below. Show Notes Usain Bolt debrief I did dispelling this absurd myth Below is a good example of Usain Bolt’s asymmetry: Here is a deep dive into the 90/90 hip lift Below is the rockback breathing exercise Joel Jamieson is my go-to resource for conditioning Putting the Myth to Rest I want to discuss this myth that I see going on around the interwebs, which I thought I put to rest in a previous debrief, but unfortunately I still see it perpetuated. What is that myth? I’m glad you asked. The myth is when you see someone who is a good performer in whatever they do, and they are utilizing compensatory movement strategies. Do we change these strategies? If that supposedly is what makes them great? So today I’ve decided I want to go Ether on this. Put this to rest, because I do not want this myth perpetuated. Check Your Ego  For those who have never heard of this, basically some professional athlete will move with a compensatory strategy, such as Usain Bolt. If

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The Training Tool Nobody is Talking About…

Note from Zac: There is a ton of BS out there when it comes to building speed, power, and all things performance. Is training in sand one of those instances? That’s where I enlisted someone who knows WAY more about sprinting and getting peeps fast—Hunter Charneski. Hunter is one of those guys who is always learning, always evolving, and the perfect guy to take an honest look at whether or not sand training can be a useful.  The answer may surprise you.

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