Anatomy Mini-Lectures

Movement
27 Apr
Ribcage Anatomy & Breathing – Pump Handle & Bucket Handle Mechanism This is a short (10min) video discussing the bucket and pump handle mechanisms of the ribcage. This should serve as an introduction as to why these mechanisms are so influential in shoulder movement and maintaining shoulder health. If you get restrictions in shoulder movement […]
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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 […]
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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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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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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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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29 May
Chris Peil – Shoulder Complex Video 3 – The Glenohumeral Joint In this video Chris delves into some of the considerations around GH Joint movement vs Scapula movement. Do you need to stretch your pecs or is it your pec minor? How do you know the difference between the two? We need to understand how […]
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