Matt Seaman - PgDip. IOPN // Author

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11 Dec
Chest Fly Eccentrics with Breathing Emphasis This movement is designed to help with lengthening the pecs and creating expansion in the ribcage bilaterally / both sides at the same time. We could manipulate this if we want alternating expansion / compression by alternating the arms and keeping one arm reached out – i will cover […]
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12 Nov
Muscle Contraction Continuum – Eccentric / Concentric Bias I know the title sounds all fancy and complicated but in simple terms muscles all just sit on a spectrum of contraction. A muscle will generally have an ‘optimal’ length that it spends most of its time when it is controlling a joint and it will need […]
08 Nov
Sprinter Pose – Foot Arch & Calf Training This movement is to help with pelvis positioning, hamstring and calf contractions as well as training the arch of the foot. Make sure you keep the leg that’s tucked into the chest in the same position throughout the movement, don’t let it away as you contract the […]
08 Nov
Side Plank & Thread The Needle This one is for lateral stability with a spot of thoracic rotation. The goal of this is to improve serratus strength and scapula control alongside normal ‘side plank stuff’ such as glute medius and the core musculature. Make sure you perform these in a controlled manner and spend time […]
08 Nov
Calf & Hamstring Isometric – Sprinter Pose This movement is to help create a co contraction at the back of the knee. This is where the calf and hamstring are controlling knee position. With the hamstrings being a bi articular muscle (one that crosses two joints) it has the ability to contract from both ends […]
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07 Nov
Kettlebell Marches This movement is a good one for pelvic stability. By deviating our centre of mass onto one leg we challenge the frontal plane musculature much more. So for those who need some glute medius and lateral hip stabilisers this one is a good one. Perform the reps controlled. Try not to bend the […]
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07 Nov
Hooklying Kettlebell Protraction This movement is designed to target the serratus anterior, to help with expansion of the anterior ribcage, and to help get the pelvis positioned posteriorly for better bracing. We are using breaths here to help drive expansion where we are aiming to get air and lengthening of tissues. Aim to keep hold […]
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07 Nov
Hooklying Alternating Dumbbell Press This movement is one that we can use at home if we have just two dumbbells. There are other variations of this we can use for different reasons too. This one however is designed to help with a couple things. Restoring some dynamic capacity of the ribcage to alternate in its […]
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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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