How to “Trick” Your Core Into Action For Energizing New Stabilty

This little trick that I call "Stick The Landing" in the "Reverse CPS Now!" Home Training Course will let you know real quick if you've developed what I call "Deep Core Amnesia".

It's a great little self test and like a lot of tests…it's also an exercise you can do to develop better awareness of your center!

Also…Enjoy the short history lesson because this episode was filmed near the place in the Ohio River where Lewis and Clark put their boats in the water to embark on what turned out to be a 3 year journey to the Pacific Ocean and back!

WOW…talk about a journey into uncertainty!  We should all take that phrase as a lesson…"Journey into Uncertainty!"

Let me know if you were able to nail this one right away or if you had trouble…what was it? 

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Core Training Secrets From Prague – Part 2 “The Core of the Core”

The key concept from the new paradigm of posture and core training from Prague unfortunately kind of kicks Pilates in the teeth…YIKES!

Now don't get me wrong, I love Pilates for it's emphasis on "lengthening out" into good posture.  But in this video you'll learn the critical difference in the way you should switch on the "core of your core".

And it has nothing to do with "pulling your belly button to your spine"!

"Abdominal hollowing" as it's called, has actually been proven to take you OUT of good stability.

So try the self test in this short video (it's only about 2 and a half minutes) to see if YOU can properly activate the core of your core"!

See you at Piestawa Peak!

P.S.  I'm getting excited to re-open the Core Wellness Institute coaching course to the public in the new year.   

The trial group is on module 6 of 12 this week (I post a new module each week) and so far I've been getting awesome feedback from the participants who are using the unique posture and lifestyle action steps to enjoy less pain, more energy, and the ability to finally get back on track with their health.

I'll be making an announcement soon about how to get on the early notification list for when the course re-opens.
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Core Training Secrets From Prague – Part One

After an amazing 3 day course in Phoenix learning from a core stability genius in Dr. Pavel Kolar from Prague, I can now definitely say that most classic exercises you do in gyms and fitness classes have it all wrong and are actually creating a lot of damage.

Over the next week I'll be releasing a series of videos that reveal the amazing new breakthrough concepts from Prague that are emerging to create a whole new paradigm of pain relief, fitness, rehabilitation, performance training, and of course, posture correction.

This series of videos comes from Piestewa Peak (formally Squaw Peak) in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  Enjoy the scenery and the information and leave me any questions or comments!

What I reveal in this video is hard to believe unless you see and/or experience it first hand.  The idea seems mysterious but really it's very fundamental infant development!

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Computer Posture – Part 3: How to Use an Exercise Ball Chair and Create a Standing Desk…Plus “Ball Surfing”!

What's the best way to avoid chronic pain and strain from sitting in a chair all the time?

GET RID OF IT!!

The tips in the video above will hopefully give you some ideas as to how to make your computer or work station environment more ACTIVE!

Lots of people are starting to use exercise balls chairs but if you choose the wrong size you could be doing more harm than good! 

The video squares that away for you right off the bat!

The standing desk station is my favorite.  I stand on a rocker board so I can keep my central nervous system engaged and my posture balanced.  It's very difficult NOT to stand in good posture when you're balancing on a rocker board!

PLUS…you get to burn some extra calories in the process!

And as far as the exercise ball surfing at the end…well that's obviously advanced core training and I do NOT suggest you go and try that one just yet.

So let me know what you think about these tactics for reducing strain at your computer work station and let me know what helps YOU the most to avoid strain while you work!

Another question if I may…If you sit on an an exercise ball chair or use a standing desk workstation, has it helped you??

 

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How To Lift and Carry A Child (or anything else)…SAFELY!

A few episodes back I got some good suggestions for future videos and today I respond to Maggie May who wanted to know the best way to lift and carry a child.

Young mothers (and fathers, and grandparents) should ALL watch this video so if you know anyone who's regularly lifting a child (or anything else for that matter) everyday…share this with them!!

Remember…"little hinges swing big doors"!  And today's "little hinge" is a very important one for saving millions of backs and necks across the world!!

Be sure to leave a comment to let me know what you think of the video and also let me know what activity of daily living YOU would like to see covered on an upcoming episode!

Until next time…Happy "pulsing"!!

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Back Saving Snow Shoveling Advice – Part II

 

Pay really close attention to this video because it helps you avoid  the most toxic movement program ever…"The lift and twist" with a flexed or "rounded" spine. 

 

Snow shoveling is a classic example of a disc blowing maneuver that can put you on the road to be grumpy, disabled, and eventually a burden to everyone around you!!! 

AND NOBODY WANTS THAT!

Remember…The most important exercise you'll EVER do is LIFE!

Every moment of every day can be a highly effective, pain relieving, spine sparing exercise if you pay attention to…

HOW YOU DO WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU DO IT!

Leave me a comment if you've been getting any benefits out of these videos or if you've got a movement pattern or question you'd like me to cover in an upcoming episode!! 

(And if you haven't got your "Reverse CPS Now!" FREE video series to help get you on track with the whole Core Wellness school of postural thought…Click Here  or on my picture to the right!) 

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