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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 […]
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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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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21 May
Do ‘External Hip Rotators’ Only Rotate? The picture below show you the origin and attachment of some of the muscles involved in external hip rotation. These are branded ‘external hip rotators’. I don’t have a problem with that, because for most of the time that is in fact what they do. However i want you […]
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14 May
  Muscle Length-Tension Relationships Changing a muscle’s length tension relationship will ultimately change its ability to produce force. The position of the length tension relationship will determine where the muscle is most advantageous at being able to produce force and where it is not. For example a fully shortened muscle has little ability to produce […]
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21 Apr
Anatomy Terminology – Direction / Loading / Movement Planes Terminology is something that confuses a lot of people. What is Anterior? Posterior? What the hell do these even mean? I’ve had request from the ideas box for a video explaining terminology. Hopefully this should clear some of them up for you! I missed Superior / […]
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13 Apr
Targeting Different Ranges of Muscle When we have the goal of hypertrophy (getting bigger muscles), it’s important to challenge the full range of the muscle. We can do this through manipulating where the exercise is hard and where the exercise is easier. We would do this to match the hard part of the exercise to […]
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