So many times we hear that people are struggling with low back pain. Chronic low back pain. So many times we hear that people are struggling with knee pain. Chronic knee pain. So many times we hear that people are struggling with pain all over. Chronic pain all over. These scenarios come from all shapes […]Read more "Pain – Don’t Write It Off. Conquer It!"
We all get stuck in technological posture. We all get pulled forward by anything and everything in our lives. No wonder so many of us struggle with low back pain. It is doesn’t end with just aches and pains. It can progress to moderate do severe pain and even numbness, tingling, and burning pain that […]Read more "Low Back Pain and the Hip"
Pistols???… Son of a… For access to the cheat sheet, click HERE The pistol is something that a few people dominate, and most people struggle with or quit completely. And sometimes for good reason. Shearing and twisting your knee into a meniscus tear is generally a poor idea unless your name is Frank Gallager and […]Read more "12 Steps to Progress and Conquer the Pistol"
The last post Three Position Clean, focused on the accuracy (okay, inaccuracy) of my three lifts. The 2nd was by far the best and that was due to the work I did prior to lifting. Okay… what was that? It is a simple “catch-all” type mobilization that will open the front part of the hip […]Read more "Squat Clean – Priming a Better Bottom Position"
People love to stretch their low back. But does it really help? The short answer is no, it doesn’t help for more than a short time before the pain is back and the repetitive trip to the medicine cabinet resumes. Why is this true? Most people round too much through their low back during a […]Read more "Not Just Chiro – Seated Worship to Plank"
The pigeon stretch is a highly utilized mobility drill. And for good reason. It is a great “catch-all” of both the anterior and posterior chain muscle groups that can be easily transitioned into prerequisite movements such as the back, front, and overhead squat, as well as the more dynamic and progressive olympic lifts. Unfortunately, many […]Read more "Keep Moving – Pigeon Stretch"
The sphinx exercise is a baseline rehab drill for the lower half of the body, specifically the low back and hips. In a society that chronically pulls us forward and into destabilizing flexion of our spine and joints, this exercise allows us to fight back with full extension. A few key points to focus on: Find […]Read more "Not Just Chiro – Sphinx"
Whether it’s our elite athletes or average Jane/Joe’s we are always urging people to identify the opportunities they have to do the right thing for their body. Why is this important? Well, everything we do at HPC is designed to create balance at the joint level with chiropractic adjustments and at the muscle level with […]Read more "Never Miss – Laundry Duty!"
A highly technical squat, whether low or high bar, is a cornerstone to every STRENGTH & conditioning program. It is also a critical requirement of human existence. Some of us (yup, me too) are very tight through the hips and ankles which can make us pancake in the bottom of the squat. This video shows […]Read more "I’ll take the Squat, hold the Pancake"
Regardless of your issues, limitations, or injuries, a process of identification, prioritization, and execution must be employed to achieve a success. This video highlights that process for me in an area of limitation… the high bar back squat. However, the concepts behind the success are consistent and provide the foundation for how we help patients […]Read more "Identify, Prioritize, Execute, Succeed"