First lesson…trust your gut. It had been almost 4 years since I played basketball and I knew I was NOT trained for it.
But I did it anyway when I was home in Jasper for Thanksgiving (darn ego) and injured my hip and hamstring going up for an alley-oop (yes, I used to be able dunk and maybe I was having delusional visions
So…that means you get a valuable video lesson from my mistake with some tips for "Re-booting" your nervous system for pain free functional movement after injury.
You've heard it before and have probably even muttered it…"I think my other knee is hurting because I've been compensating for the injured one." These patterns or HABITS get etched in deep so I hope today's episode makes you aware of what you need to do to avoid degeneration and disability down the line.
Also…yesterday was a "Speed Coaching" day for Core Wellness Institute students, and one session I had made it obvious to me that finding and living your purpose is elusive for lots of folks. So I've got some helpful tips that may help you in that quest while also helping you with cravings, addictions.
ENJOY and leave your comments and questions below!
RESOURCES From Today's Episode:
Gluten and Dairy Free Food List (for a 30 day experiment???)
How Habits Work (summary from The Power of Habit book by Charles Duhigg)
Baby Back Exercise (to "re-boot) your core stability and functional movement system.
Core Wellness Institute Training and Coaching Course (comprehensive course with 3 months of premium coaching as a bonus)
Slow Motion Walking (to help rewire good walking patterns in case you've ever had an injury that created compensentory patterns)
Last Tuesday was the second event in a Holistic Medicine community awareness project I'm part of (along with 2 other M.D.'s and a D.O.) called "Pathways To Individual Health".
I took my segment and posted the entire video for you below so you can stay up to date!
As you'll see…my computer bonked out as I started giving my talk. Honestly, I think it was a blessing and made the talk more practical and more importantly FUN! But I'll let you decide
Here are some of the important concepts I share:
The importance of paying your "Tissue Debt" (or else it ends up creating pain or symptoms you can't ignore)
The "Bowling Ball on a stick" awareness exercise (you'll understand immediately why you have to put out energy against the downward and inward pull of gravity!)
Why the THOUGHT of the movement when you exercise is sometimes more important than the actual movement itself! (Get the image in your mind and the brain gets to work rewiring behind the scenes!)
Why a 36 inch x 6 inch foam roll is your best friend against the upper body "hump back" (with a simple example of how to use it)
The key to activating your deep core muscles so your big outer muscles don't have to overwork and cause you pain!
Why a properly executed lunge exercise can be the secret to long term back pain relief (actually it's great for knees, hips, and even upper body issues, too, but the focus in this talk was on relieving back pain.)
A very simple "biofeedback" method you can use to test yourself to make sure you can BREATHE like you were designed (plus WHY if you breathe shallowly, it leads to pain, trigger points, and muscle fatigue!)
(If you would like more in depth training and individual health withouth having to travel to Jeffersonville, you can access my whole comprehensive posture transformation and therapeutic lifestyle change program on the web for less than spending one hour with me in person. You can get the details on what exactly to expect HERE.)
Enjoy the workshop and be sure to post you comments and questions below!
One of the most common questions I get from patients and online course students is:
"When will this new way of breathing/moving/ standing/
walking/ squatting/etc feel NATURAL to me?"
In today's episode I share a short case study from an online student along with a 5-step framework you can use to rewire good, functional, pain free, strain free patterns of posture and movement into your natural, subconscioius "autopilot".
And because I need to practice the new method intensively while it's still fresh on my mind, I am offering a 1-hour bonus video Skype session to any student who enrolls in our comprehensive online training course before THURSDAY OCT. 24TH at midnight Eastern time.
I learn best when I implement and teach new strategies. So that's why I want to assess and help as many people as possible while it's still top of consciousness.
It's a "win-win". I get to sharpen my skills…
you get a free hour of private assessment with cutting edge techniques!
My private consulting fee is normally $300/hour so if you've been on the fence about enrolling, this is a great opportunity to get a live movement assessment that will help you pinpoint the "key links" for you to focus on!
Of course you also get lifetime access to the training videos, audios, and PDF's, plus 3 months of direct access to my personalized advice through comments and through twice monthly "Office Hours" open call in times!
Put these principles into action and, as always, if you have any questions just leave a comment on the post! Thanks!
P.S. If the woman from the case study can wake up movements that have been asleep for 20 plus years and become independent from her wheelchair, certainly it's possible for you, too!
Want more training like this?
Resources From Today's Episode:
Dr. Steve Hoffman with another classic "3 Pillars" training!
Here's what you'll learn in today's episode of Core Wellness TV! (and from the Brady Bunch
The critical point in the walking / gait cycle that you must master to avoid ending up "pulling yourself along" behind a walker!
How to look and feel strong and confident so you can hike, travel, and generally just get around better! (without everyone having to wait on you)
A simple daily strategy to keep a "controlled burn" of optimal cellular energy while avoiding the "wildfire" of chronic inflammation that leads to pain, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, tendonitis, and all degenerative diseases.
Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend! Have some fun and do something that breaks you out of your cycle and feels GOOD to you!
Keep on moving…keep on grooving (you know…like the Brady Bunch kids!) Thanks for tuning in! I appreciate it!
P.S. As a matter of fact, I'll link to the Brady kids' video below so you dance along with them and get a great workout! It's GREAT for hip rotation mobility and let's face it…Greg's got a pretty mean lunge at the 3:12 mark! But I think Peter's got some tight hip flexors and could use some deep core training to reverse Crossed Posture Syndrome!
Resources From This Episode: