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Incorporating Breathing into Training

Struggle knowing where breathwork fits? You might be head over heels for all things breathing, but what if your clients aren’t? Maybe you are the person who struggles to get buy-in to breathing-based exercises? Or you are unsure where to put it into training. Or maybe you are looking for sneaky ways to incorporate the principles WITHOUT YOUR CLIENTS EVEN KNOWING. The biggest error peeps make incorporating breathwork into training is making it something separate. In fact, looking at movement in this fashion is an all-encompassing model. Following principles that go BEYOND BREATHING is a major key. Don’t worry folks, we will go over those principles, and make it SUPER EASY to get your clients all the benefits with less pushback. Check out Movement Debrief Episode 136 below to learn how. Watch the video below for here viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: February 20th-21st, 2021, Atlanta, GA (Early bird ends January 17th at 11:55 pm!) April 10th-11th, 2021, Warren, OH (Early bird ends March 14th at 11:55 pm) May 29th-30th, 2021 Boston, MA (Early bird ends April 25th at 11:55 pm!) August 14th-15th, 2021, Ann Arbor, MI (Early bird ends July 18th at 11:55 pm!) September 25th-26th, 2021, Wyckoff, NJ (Early bird ends August 22nd at 11:55 pm) November 6th-7th, 2021, Charlotte, NC (Early bird ends October 3rd at 11:55 pm) Dickinson College in Carlisle PA(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)[Approved for 14 Category A CEUs for athletic trainers] Montreal, Canada (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)[6 CEUs approved for Athletic Therapists by CATA!] Or check out this little teaser for Human Matrix home study. Best part is if you attend the live course you'll get this bad boy for free! (Release date not known yet :( Here's a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 5 hours and 50 pages of content, access to my free breathing and body mechanics course, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies. How to Coach the Stack - This post outlines one of the most fundamental moves I teach clients Elevate Sports Performance and Healthcare - The place I work in Las Vegas Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel - All things upper airway, this is THE podcast Increasing breathing buy-in Question: I know we talk about when working with a person on breathing, to have them breathe out for 15 seconds or think about blowing out a bunch of candles. But in pursuit of progression or keeping a client motivated and not bored. What do you find is a good standard to move them to the next progression (pullover to hanging breathing into a balloon)? Is it, you see them able to get abs immediately or are you looking for, say 3 sets of good position and breathing, everything? Is it table tests and you retest and find improved movement? Getting someone to breathe right can be slow and monotonous, so how can a professional present the roadmap of progression for a client buy-in? Watch the answer here. Answer: The biggest error most people make when attempting to build breathing buy-in is to make breathing something different than regular training. It's not. The positions coached during breathing exercises are fundamental components used during training. Think of them as regressions from skills you want clients to be able to perform. For example, a chair and wall tilt looks a lot like the squat when you tilt it right side up. [caption id="attachment_13032" align="alignnone" width="810"] Only with the highest levels of innovation and technology could a visual like this be created[/caption] Well, consider if you can't get into the positions we need you to on your back. How well do you think the squat will go? You probably won't die (except that one time), but you won't get all that you could from the movement. The low-level breathing pos

31 min1 w ago
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Incorporating Breathing into Training

Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel

How a dentist can improve your sleep, breathing, and more If you have perfect sleep, NEVER mouth breathe, and have excellent tongue posture, then you can skip this post. But if you are like the rest of us, no doubt you or your clients struggle in one or many of these areas. What if all of these issues were related to the structure of your mouth? That’s why I interviewed Dr. Brian Hockel, a dentist who I work with personally, and a leading expert in the field of dentistry and airway orthodontics. [caption id="attachment_12956" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The legend![/caption] In this podcast, you’ll learn: How facial structure can impact breathing and tongue position Why a CPAP doesn’t really fix sleep apnea How a well-trained dentist can improve mouth position to enhance your sleep and breathing How occlusion, tooth contact, may not be the exact science that people make it out to be What you need to look for to find a dentist who can best help your sleep and breathing If the...

81 min2 w ago
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Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel

Squat and Deadlift Details

Minor tweaks in the squat and deadlift for MAJOR results Sure, you got the broad concepts of squatting and deadlifting down, but what about some of the nitty-gritty details? You know, the finer things. Have you wondered if… Buttwinking is safe or will it break you? There’s a way to build squat depth in someone with SUPER STIFF hips? Mixed grip deadlifting can create changes within the body? For each of these questions, various principles we’ve discussed in the past play a role. In some cases, buttwink may be a normal component of the squat. Attacking hip mobility in a specific order may better help improve squat depth Mixed grip deadlifting can be GREAT for improving rotational capabilities. Let’s fine-tune these wonderful movements to get the most out of them. Check out Movement Debrief Episode 135 below. Watch the video below for your viewing pleasure here. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some t...

41 min2 w ago
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Squat and Deadlift Details

How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation

Losing internal rotation may not be a shoulder problem If you’ve been told you have GIRD, a forward head posture, or you slouch with reckless abandon, read on! These issues are often linked to reduced shoulder internal rotation; a motion necessary for throwing, pressing overhead and reaching behind your back. So the fix is to sleeper stretch and then the angels will sing right?!?!?!? I was young. I needed the work! Uhh….no fam! Instead, your whack shoulder motion can be profoundly influenced by altering dynamics within the ribcage. The ribcage forms the base for your shoulder girdle. If you can’t move the foundation the way you want to, then you won’t be moving your shoulders the way you want to. Ready to figure out assessing AND improving this important motion you and your clients NEED? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 134 below. Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo v...

46 min3 w ago
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How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation

Which Limitations to Treat First?

Improve your exercise selection by learning what limitations to prioritize So you have all these limitations you’ve found. You may inevitably ask yourself: Uhh...where do I start, fam!?!? While you can get results with just about anything, prioritizing certain aspects over others can enhance your success rate. If you hit the right dominos, you can knock down the entire stack (and talk to Zac). But how do you know what is important and what is not? That’s what we will dive into in this debrief. If you want to reduce the overwhelm of your assessment findings, and better categorize your supreme clientele, then you gotta check out Movement Debrief Episode 133. Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55pm!) Feb...

52 minSEP 20
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Which Limitations to Treat First?

Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting

Can’t get overhead? Let’s figure out how! If you can raise your arm fully overhead WITHOUT compensating, don’t read any further! But if you are like most of us, reaching overhead probably draws its fair share of LOLZZZ. Exhibit A Yet raising your arm overhead is HELLA important for things like lifting weights, moving your neck freely, and even rotation through the ribcage. So if ya ain’t got it, you might want to work on it! That’s why I put out this debrief for you that dives into mechanics, what directions to reach and clarifies any confusion that may surround arm elevation biomechanics. Let’s channel our inner Josh Groban and raise you up (your arm that is). Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55p...

36 minSEP 13
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Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting

Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting

Lower back presentations that struggle with breathwork You’ve spent all this time perfecting breathwork into your practice...then it happens: This exercise hurts my back! WTF amiright!?!?!?! The activities we’ve been painstakingly learning about, and then your client feels pain THE WHOLE TIME you try it. This is especially true with: Lateral shifts Radiculopathy CRAZY Lordotic spines What’s going on here? Many times, especially if symptoms are high, the issues I see people make involve either progress WAY too quickly or going after the wrong impairment. But don’t worry folks, I’ll do my darndest to make these presentations ridiculously simple for you. If you have troubled lumbar spine presentations and you are unsure where to go, then you’ll definitely want to check out Movement Debrief Episode 131. Watch the video for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for ...

38 minSEP 1
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Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting

Functional Muscle Contractions

Compression, expansion, limitations, oh my! Have you ever wondered how muscle contractions impact movement? Or why in the hell we are using fancy terms like compression, expansion, all that mess? Or how does tissue tension create movement limitations? I get it, the terminology and stuff can be confusing AF, but passing that learning curve will allow you to: Figure out why movement limitations happen Better make decisions based on the infrasternal angle Determine how loading changes contractile orientations Are you ready to take your programming and exercise selection to the next level? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 130! Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me on Instagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55pm!) February 20th-21st, 2021, Atlan...

39 minAUG 24
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Functional Muscle Contractions

How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

How improving your movement can affect speed, agility, and more! You got an athlete who is slow as all hell. Maybe they can’t get low enough in a cut, are slow at accelerating, or just stink at producing force. Is there a way to increase their athleticism? To do so we need one MAJOR KEY (DJ ZACLED) DJ ZACLED! (photo credit: Karen Roberts The stretch-shortening cycle. You know, that whole eccentric, amortization, concentric thang? What if you lost a piece of this cycle? What if you couldn’t become eccentric in the spots you needed to because your hip mobility is broke AF? Fortunately for you, we can apply many of the movement option concepts in the athletic realm, and get dope results in the process. Want to teach your peeps to be more explosive and dynamic in their sports? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 129 below! Watch the video here. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for t...

26 minAUG 1
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How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

Hip Biomechanics in Movement

A deep dive into hip motions When you see someone squatting, with hip limitations, and shifting, do you ever wonder… What the hell is going on? No doubt this is especially confusing when you are looking at how the pelvis moves, spine moves, throw breathing in the mix….YIKES!!!! But what if hip movement could be simple? I think we can make this the case if we can grasp: How hip movements become restricted How hip dynamics change when we go through movements like a squat How we can bias certain exercises with shifting to target these specific limitations Are you ready to take your lower body exercise programming and knowledge base to the next level? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 128! Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure, or listen to the podcast if you can't stand the sight of me :( If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the follo...

29 minJUL 19
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Hip Biomechanics in Movement

Latest Episodes

Incorporating Breathing into Training

Struggle knowing where breathwork fits? You might be head over heels for all things breathing, but what if your clients aren’t? Maybe you are the person who struggles to get buy-in to breathing-based exercises? Or you are unsure where to put it into training. Or maybe you are looking for sneaky ways to incorporate the principles WITHOUT YOUR CLIENTS EVEN KNOWING. The biggest error peeps make incorporating breathwork into training is making it something separate. In fact, looking at movement in this fashion is an all-encompassing model. Following principles that go BEYOND BREATHING is a major key. Don’t worry folks, we will go over those principles, and make it SUPER EASY to get your clients all the benefits with less pushback. Check out Movement Debrief Episode 136 below to learn how. Watch the video below for here viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: February 20th-21st, 2021, Atlanta, GA (Early bird ends January 17th at 11:55 pm!) April 10th-11th, 2021, Warren, OH (Early bird ends March 14th at 11:55 pm) May 29th-30th, 2021 Boston, MA (Early bird ends April 25th at 11:55 pm!) August 14th-15th, 2021, Ann Arbor, MI (Early bird ends July 18th at 11:55 pm!) September 25th-26th, 2021, Wyckoff, NJ (Early bird ends August 22nd at 11:55 pm) November 6th-7th, 2021, Charlotte, NC (Early bird ends October 3rd at 11:55 pm) Dickinson College in Carlisle PA(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)[Approved for 14 Category A CEUs for athletic trainers] Montreal, Canada (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19)[6 CEUs approved for Athletic Therapists by CATA!] Or check out this little teaser for Human Matrix home study. Best part is if you attend the live course you'll get this bad boy for free! (Release date not known yet :( Here's a signup for my newsletter to get nearly 5 hours and 50 pages of content, access to my free breathing and body mechanics course, a free acute:chronic workload calculator, basketball conditioning program, podcasts, and weekend learning goodies. How to Coach the Stack - This post outlines one of the most fundamental moves I teach clients Elevate Sports Performance and Healthcare - The place I work in Las Vegas Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel - All things upper airway, this is THE podcast Increasing breathing buy-in Question: I know we talk about when working with a person on breathing, to have them breathe out for 15 seconds or think about blowing out a bunch of candles. But in pursuit of progression or keeping a client motivated and not bored. What do you find is a good standard to move them to the next progression (pullover to hanging breathing into a balloon)? Is it, you see them able to get abs immediately or are you looking for, say 3 sets of good position and breathing, everything? Is it table tests and you retest and find improved movement? Getting someone to breathe right can be slow and monotonous, so how can a professional present the roadmap of progression for a client buy-in? Watch the answer here. Answer: The biggest error most people make when attempting to build breathing buy-in is to make breathing something different than regular training. It's not. The positions coached during breathing exercises are fundamental components used during training. Think of them as regressions from skills you want clients to be able to perform. For example, a chair and wall tilt looks a lot like the squat when you tilt it right side up. [caption id="attachment_13032" align="alignnone" width="810"] Only with the highest levels of innovation and technology could a visual like this be created[/caption] Well, consider if you can't get into the positions we need you to on your back. How well do you think the squat will go? You probably won't die (except that one time), but you won't get all that you could from the movement. The low-level breathing pos

31 min1 w ago
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Incorporating Breathing into Training

Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel

How a dentist can improve your sleep, breathing, and more If you have perfect sleep, NEVER mouth breathe, and have excellent tongue posture, then you can skip this post. But if you are like the rest of us, no doubt you or your clients struggle in one or many of these areas. What if all of these issues were related to the structure of your mouth? That’s why I interviewed Dr. Brian Hockel, a dentist who I work with personally, and a leading expert in the field of dentistry and airway orthodontics. [caption id="attachment_12956" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The legend![/caption] In this podcast, you’ll learn: How facial structure can impact breathing and tongue position Why a CPAP doesn’t really fix sleep apnea How a well-trained dentist can improve mouth position to enhance your sleep and breathing How occlusion, tooth contact, may not be the exact science that people make it out to be What you need to look for to find a dentist who can best help your sleep and breathing If the...

81 min2 w ago
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Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel

Squat and Deadlift Details

Minor tweaks in the squat and deadlift for MAJOR results Sure, you got the broad concepts of squatting and deadlifting down, but what about some of the nitty-gritty details? You know, the finer things. Have you wondered if… Buttwinking is safe or will it break you? There’s a way to build squat depth in someone with SUPER STIFF hips? Mixed grip deadlifting can create changes within the body? For each of these questions, various principles we’ve discussed in the past play a role. In some cases, buttwink may be a normal component of the squat. Attacking hip mobility in a specific order may better help improve squat depth Mixed grip deadlifting can be GREAT for improving rotational capabilities. Let’s fine-tune these wonderful movements to get the most out of them. Check out Movement Debrief Episode 135 below. Watch the video below for your viewing pleasure here. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some t...

41 min2 w ago
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Squat and Deadlift Details

How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation

Losing internal rotation may not be a shoulder problem If you’ve been told you have GIRD, a forward head posture, or you slouch with reckless abandon, read on! These issues are often linked to reduced shoulder internal rotation; a motion necessary for throwing, pressing overhead and reaching behind your back. So the fix is to sleeper stretch and then the angels will sing right?!?!?!? I was young. I needed the work! Uhh….no fam! Instead, your whack shoulder motion can be profoundly influenced by altering dynamics within the ribcage. The ribcage forms the base for your shoulder girdle. If you can’t move the foundation the way you want to, then you won’t be moving your shoulders the way you want to. Ready to figure out assessing AND improving this important motion you and your clients NEED? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 134 below. Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo v...

46 min3 w ago
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How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation

Which Limitations to Treat First?

Improve your exercise selection by learning what limitations to prioritize So you have all these limitations you’ve found. You may inevitably ask yourself: Uhh...where do I start, fam!?!? While you can get results with just about anything, prioritizing certain aspects over others can enhance your success rate. If you hit the right dominos, you can knock down the entire stack (and talk to Zac). But how do you know what is important and what is not? That’s what we will dive into in this debrief. If you want to reduce the overwhelm of your assessment findings, and better categorize your supreme clientele, then you gotta check out Movement Debrief Episode 133. Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55pm!) Feb...

52 minSEP 20
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Which Limitations to Treat First?

Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting

Can’t get overhead? Let’s figure out how! If you can raise your arm fully overhead WITHOUT compensating, don’t read any further! But if you are like most of us, reaching overhead probably draws its fair share of LOLZZZ. Exhibit A Yet raising your arm overhead is HELLA important for things like lifting weights, moving your neck freely, and even rotation through the ribcage. So if ya ain’t got it, you might want to work on it! That’s why I put out this debrief for you that dives into mechanics, what directions to reach and clarifies any confusion that may surround arm elevation biomechanics. Let’s channel our inner Josh Groban and raise you up (your arm that is). Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55p...

36 minSEP 13
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Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting

Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting

Lower back presentations that struggle with breathwork You’ve spent all this time perfecting breathwork into your practice...then it happens: This exercise hurts my back! WTF amiright!?!?!?! The activities we’ve been painstakingly learning about, and then your client feels pain THE WHOLE TIME you try it. This is especially true with: Lateral shifts Radiculopathy CRAZY Lordotic spines What’s going on here? Many times, especially if symptoms are high, the issues I see people make involve either progress WAY too quickly or going after the wrong impairment. But don’t worry folks, I’ll do my darndest to make these presentations ridiculously simple for you. If you have troubled lumbar spine presentations and you are unsure where to go, then you’ll definitely want to check out Movement Debrief Episode 131. Watch the video for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for ...

38 minSEP 1
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Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting

Functional Muscle Contractions

Compression, expansion, limitations, oh my! Have you ever wondered how muscle contractions impact movement? Or why in the hell we are using fancy terms like compression, expansion, all that mess? Or how does tissue tension create movement limitations? I get it, the terminology and stuff can be confusing AF, but passing that learning curve will allow you to: Figure out why movement limitations happen Better make decisions based on the infrasternal angle Determine how loading changes contractile orientations Are you ready to take your programming and exercise selection to the next level? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 130! Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me on Instagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the following locations below: November 7th-8th, Charlotte, NC(Early bird ends October 11th at 11:55pm!) February 20th-21st, 2021, Atlan...

39 minAUG 24
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Functional Muscle Contractions

How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

How improving your movement can affect speed, agility, and more! You got an athlete who is slow as all hell. Maybe they can’t get low enough in a cut, are slow at accelerating, or just stink at producing force. Is there a way to increase their athleticism? To do so we need one MAJOR KEY (DJ ZACLED) DJ ZACLED! (photo credit: Karen Roberts The stretch-shortening cycle. You know, that whole eccentric, amortization, concentric thang? What if you lost a piece of this cycle? What if you couldn’t become eccentric in the spots you needed to because your hip mobility is broke AF? Fortunately for you, we can apply many of the movement option concepts in the athletic realm, and get dope results in the process. Want to teach your peeps to be more explosive and dynamic in their sports? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 129 below! Watch the video here. If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for t...

26 minAUG 1
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How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

Hip Biomechanics in Movement

A deep dive into hip motions When you see someone squatting, with hip limitations, and shifting, do you ever wonder… What the hell is going on? No doubt this is especially confusing when you are looking at how the pelvis moves, spine moves, throw breathing in the mix….YIKES!!!! But what if hip movement could be simple? I think we can make this the case if we can grasp: How hip movements become restricted How hip dynamics change when we go through movements like a squat How we can bias certain exercises with shifting to target these specific limitations Are you ready to take your lower body exercise programming and knowledge base to the next level? Then check out Movement Debrief Episode 128! Watch the video here for your viewing pleasure, or listen to the podcast if you can't stand the sight of me :( If you want to watch these live, add me onInstagram. t Show notes Check outHuman Matrix promo video here. Here are some testimonials for the class. Want to sign up? Click on the follo...

29 minJUL 19
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Hip Biomechanics in Movement
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