The squat is a measurement of the hip’s ability to go through their full range of motion. A good squat usually means the individual can generally access the joint ranges of motion available at the pelvis and femurs. And here’s why…
Any strength coach or trainer knows that some athletes respond better to certain types of training more than others. Genetics are a huge component of this. Let’s break down how body shapes can influence our training.
Hip flexors might be the most unfairly demonized group of muscles in the human body. My goal is to dispel myths while also giving you better options to “release” them.
Once he’s out of breath at the end of most workouts, Curry lies on his back, and Payne, his trainer, places sandbag weights below his rib cage in order to overload, and train, Curry’s diaphragm.
Through conditioning and breathing techniques like this, Curry can often coax his heart rate below 80 during one 90-second timeout.
The biggest misconception I see is that people think pronation is the collapsing inward of the foot as a whole.
That is not the case, and a collapsed foot is indicative of a foot that is likely compensating into pronation, rather than achieving true pronation.
Knocked knees are a result of the body trying to find joint actions it is naturally missing in order to complete the gait cycle, or allow for full human movement. This comes at a cost of stressing tissues and joints around the pelvis and knee. To fix it, we should start with the root of the problem – the pelvis in Anteiror Tilt.
Winged scapula are often a result of the shoulder blade not being able to glide freely on the ribcage due to compression within it (poor breathing mechanics). This causes the scapula to deviate outward in an attempt to find more movement.
If your feet are flat, you are not going to get your arch to “re-rise” without a lot of help, especially from something like an orthodic. Pay attention to your pelvis because it’s a primary factor.
Feeling like one side of your pelvis is higher than the other? Or maybe your hips feel “uneven” to a…
Breathing is generally a highly underappreciated aspect of our posture and daily lives. Given that we take 20,000+ breaths per…