September 2020 // Archive

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25 Sep
Introduction to Active & Passive Insufficiency Active insufficiency is where a 2 joint muscle shortens over both joints at the same time. This dramatically affects the muscles ability to produce force. Passive insufficiency is where a 2 joint muscle is lengthening over both joints at the same time. This also dramatically influences range of motion […]
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24 Sep
Breathing & Movement Part 1 IMPORTANT: The information in this video in relation to the pressing overhead is in the context of mobility and normal movement. When we add a lot of load like in a barbell shoulder press we HAVE to exhale and compress in order to do this so don’t get these two […]
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24 Sep
Improving Hip Rotation – The Heel Elevated Split Squat When performing a split squat there are literally over 20 different ways we can perform it and each method will have a slightly different outcome. Remember it’s HOW we do something rather than WHAT we do that counts. In this particular method we are aiming to […]
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05 Sep
Lying Shoulder Rotation Test This is a quick assessment for shoulder rotation, both internal and external rotation. This will help us to see where we need to focus our efforts in the gym in order to help improve annoyances like ”rounded shoulders” etc. I don’t like pidgeonholing people into set numbers though. People need what […]
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05 Sep
Bodyweight Squat Assessment Using exercises themselves can prove very useful for assessing movement if you know what to look for. Performing joint tests and table tests give us valuable information but so do exercises. I personally like to use both methods. Sometimes what we pick up as ‘okay’ in a test can prove very not […]
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05 Sep
Seated Hip Rotation Assessment This is a quick on the move assessment for hip rotation. We can visually see whether someone is likely to have limitations in hip external rotation musculature after performing this test. Using this information we can then look at other tests or exercises to combine with this to confirm or refute […]
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