The the human body needs a stable, built-in center of gravity to maintain its structural integrity and to avoid injury. Training with a dysfunctional support system only builds more dysfunction. Therefore, correcting posture deficiencies is the first step in developing sustainable movement.
Priming The Body
Myofascial Release (MFR): MFR is the action of releasing muscle and micro tissue fibers and is essential to re-gain proper continuity of adjoining muscles. The muscles and bones in our bodies are wrapped in a web-like substance called fascia, which is a dense, tough, mesh like tissue. It is one of the best ways to help restructure and re-organize myo-fascial pathways. After MFR is implemented, muscle tissue becomes more pliable and will be more receptive to realignment techniques, corrective exercise, and dynamic movement.
Dysfunctional movement causes the fascia to develop knots. If these knots aren’t released they eventually impede our range of motion creating deeper dysfunctions. Our bodies are smart systems and will eventually learn to compensate for these restrictions and create dysfunctions.
Trigger Points: When there is a dysfunction in the way a muscle moves, the muscle is not getting enough nutrition and blood to that area, which in turn may cause a trigger point to form. Trigger points may also cause referral pain, which is pain in a location other than the site of the injury/damaged area. For example, headaches or migraines can be directly related to trigger points found in the trapezius (across your shoulders).
Correctives: Corrective exercise is the process of rewiring old, imbalanced movement patterns and replacing them with more efficient ones. Using various techniques such as joint stacking, active spinal decompression, diaphragmatic breathing, and re-tensioning, we can put an end to the accumulative injury cycle.
Chambers: Are an advanced form of corrective exercise we use to program new software into the body. It is a highly efficient way of replacing poor postural habits with efficient sequences of motion. Chambers are highly taxing and are an exceptional way to gaining strength, endurance and building muscle. The end result is a strong, connected body that has a stable base that can tolerate the rigors of dynamic multi-planar movement.
Dynamic Multi-planar Movement
A progressive and evolutionary method of conditioning the human physiology that will optimize your three dimensional biomechanics and build relevant strength in a manner that is functional and sustainable. If you have never approached training your body in the context of strengthening the connectivity of your myofascial sling systems you have yet to understand what real power and optimum biomechanics truly feel like. Without understanding the mechanics of a human structure, you may be reconditioning the body out of theses integral fascial systems creating more dysfunction as you age. This radical approach to developing strength is done so by optimizing biomechanics in the context of how they are utilized within the sequence of force production throughout theses systems.
The sequence of muscular force transmission that occurs through the gait cycle is represented in a diagonal fashion. These chains of muscles work together in a context known as our anterior oblique sling (AOS) which is the front region of the body and the back side being the posterior oblique sling (POS). This movement pattern is also clearly represented in nearly all sports that involve running and trunk rotation. In fact this is how maximal force production occurs-through effective connectivity and utilization of these rotational slings.