Exercise Compensations

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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01 Jul
Analysing Squatting – Is buttwink ‘bad’? What is buttwink? Buttwink is the reference to the posterior pelvic tuck that occurs at the bottom of the squat. Is buttwink bad? That depends on the circumstance. Not all people go through the same ranges at the joints so the outcomes won’t be the same either. We might […]
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30 Jun
Introduction to the Infrasternal Angle Firstly, i have to give credit to Bill Hartman, Zac Cupples & Katie StClaire who have all been influential in my understanding of this. They have some great stuff on this topic. The infrasternal angle is something that we can use to help inform our  decisions on exercise choices. We […]
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24 May
Importance of Initial Assessments in Exercise Firstly, assessments are not the be all end all and they don’t tell you everything the first time you do them. Some people don’t need much assessing others need more. That’s just the way it goes. Having a good assessment pool of options however is in my opinion a […]
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08 May
‘Rounded Shoulders’? Try this upper rib cage opener. This is something that could potentially help with recapturing shoulder range too depending on what the individual has from a ribcage presentation point of view. Directions: keep the elbows tucked into the sides, don’t flare them Push through the thumb side of the wrist Depress or pull […]
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11 Apr
Will Stretching Work? Nice click bait title for you there. But seriously. Will stretching work? It hugely depends. I think sometimes people get lead down the garden path with it and fobbed off. ”You have tight X, Y, Z so you need to stretch” Well, maybe it will help. IF the stretch helps positioning and […]
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07 Apr
Bench Pressing – Should You Arch your Back? I’m gonna make this one simple: Power & total weight output = arch. Bodybuilding & building muscle in specific places = alignment – no arch. I’ve seen popular pages on instagram with hundreds of likes for slagging people who say don’t arch your back while bench pressing. […]
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17 Mar
Tricep Pushdowns – Compensation Likely compensations of a Tricep Pushdown: Elevation/ Forwards Tipping of the Shoulders The shoulders will elevate and protract / anteriorly tip to help gain mechanical advantage. If the shoulder elevates and moves itself closer to the line of force (the cable) then the load imposed on it is essentially reduced. Additionally […]
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17 Mar
Compensation Strategies – The Chest Press The goal here is to provoke some thought. I want you to understand that during exercises there will be ways and means for your body to escape. This means that the tension may be distributed away from the target muscle. This is a video highlighting some of the potential […]
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