October 2020 // Archive

Date based archive
28 Oct
Floating Heel Split Squat Think of this as more of an exercise that’s designed to get the calf and hamstring contracting together at the knee and get the arch of the foot integrated too. We should be able to reach a degree of deep knee flexion here and we should also be able to help […]
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28 Oct
Side Lying Hip Shifting This is a movement that we can use to teach ourselves how to get the hips moving through their range in a hip shift. This is important to keep ontop of because it is integral to walking. Any exercise you do on one leg requires the ability to hip shift to […]
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21 Oct
Pelvis Positioning & Movement Options Pelvic positioning influences what options we have available to us to use. If a muscle is shortened, it may struggle to lengthen appropriately. If a muscle is stuck in a lengthened position, it may struggle to shorten effectively. Muscles will alter their length based on the position the joint that […]
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20 Oct
Lying vs Seated Hamstring Curls People often ask me which is best, seated or lying hamstring curls? the correct answer would be ‘for what goal?’ Simply put the lying targets the hamstrings in there more shortened position as you are in a position of hip extension relative to the seated variation. The thing is neither […]
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20 Oct
  Hip Mobility – The Hip Aeroplane The hip aeroplane is a movement that has a place in a lot of people’s routines. This movement will help create some length and strength in the external hip musculature. It will also help the adductors on the inside get used to pulling the pelvis into new ranges […]
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20 Oct
  Assessment – Modified Thomas Test This test gives us information about how an individual’s hips are behaving in hip extension / flexion. As always, the goal here is not to diagnose or say someone has something wrong with them, but to just inform practice. For example, if someone fails this test miserably then it […]
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15 Oct
  Mechanics of Respiration – The Foot When we discuss respiration we have movements all across the body that are influenced by the respective stage of breathing. When we exhale, pronation, extension, internal rotation and compression is associated with the force production created through exhalation. Similarly, when we inhale this is associated with external rotation, […]
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12 Oct
Mechanics of Respiration – Intro to Expansion / Compression This is another instalment of a series of videos related to breathing mechanics. Full credit for the model that is the expansion compression model goes to Bill Hartman. He is the pioneer of this information and is the mac daddy when it comes to this stuff. […]
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12 Oct
Mechanics of Respiration – The Pelvis This is a continuation of the breathing videos giving an introduction into what we need to know for training. Many people are shocked to learn that the pelvis is involved in breathing. When you think about it though, the pelvis is connected to the ribcage, so you can see […]
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12 Oct
Mechanics of Respiration – ‘Belly Breathing’ ? This is a bit of an introduction into the mechanics of respiration and touches on how breathing isn’t as simple as ‘ breathe into your belly’ as some of you may have heard. We have certain muscles that do certain jobs at certain stages of breathing. The diaphragm […]
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