Organizing the PSOAS


One of several guest posts by Nicole Uno.     Transitioning back into ‘training season’ (from a summer spent outside) means high frequency-low intensity. I use this opportunity to work on patterning, and since everything benefits from improved posture/positions, I’m prioritizing my focus into improving how my middle functions.   Seated X-Pattern Load ‘sit bones’, […]

The 3-Phase Repatterning Stretching Cycle

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Dave Wardman   The last essay served as an introduction to the art of repatterning stretching:  its lore, heuristics, principles, aphorisms, and more.  It was largely theorum.  This second essay in a series of ‘class essays’ [essays designed to aid people dive into the repatterning stretching more fluidly] is more of the ‘applied theorum’ flavour. […]

Oral-Facial Health & Posture (Part 2)

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Jim Freda   Regarding the issues identified in part one, the goal is to survey the literature for other innovative strategies to test and to implement.   Dietary changes and awareness of oral-facial posture are the primary solution but there are a variety of exercises and other orthodontic interventions the authors suggest. A gentle Buddha […]

Oral-Facial Health & Posture (Part 1)


Jim Freda   A variety of medical investigators sought to understand how the new urban and industrial nature of modern life was changing our bodies. “As far as we can discover, the changes in jaws with new diets and urbanization were first noticed and recorded in the 1830s”, report Kahn and Ehrlich (2018). Kahn and […]

Guest Post #7 – Translating Point of Contact


Nicole Uno   Fist to False-Grip | Ground to Rings   As body angles change to adjust exercises, (whether to make them easier or more difficult), it can also cause thinking to shift away from concept-based objectives and toward specific task-based objectives. Typically, task-based objectives beg to be completed rather than understood. On one end […]

Three Bones Theory


Jim Freda   Three bones theory and the sensory stations of the deep core: An anatomical description of evolutionary mismatch and sitting disease as kinesthetic dystonia. A summary statement.   Three bones theory states that there are three major bones, each located at the heart of a major juncture of the body, and these bones […]

Suck-in and Extension

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Austin Einhorn     View this post on Instagram   Gabo’s progress—After watching him play, it became more evident he has a hard time getting segmental movement throughout his spine when his limbs move away from his center (arms going overhead and legs straightening). Instead, he move predominantly at one location, his low back and […]

Training Positions of Hypermobility


Sevinc Gurman   In our FRC session with @senaozgoren this week, we trained our hyperflexed knee in its end range together with Passive Range Holds. I joined in with her because it is definitely not fun to train your hyperextended end range, meanwhile there is so much fear surrounding it. Everywhere you go, there is […]

PRI: The Big Three


Christine Ruffolo Postural Restoration addresses the anatomical imbalances of the body by inhibiting certain areas by position and purposefully engaging others.  A big idea is that the left side of the body is stuck in extension while the right side lingers in flexion.  The effects of each appear in patterns throughout the kinetic chain.  Posterior […]

An Introduction to PRI: Sagittal Plane Dysfunction


There are a multitude of different corrective methods out there that seek to improve joint position, therefore affecting joint stability, and hopefully protect the individual from chronic pain/injury.  PRI’s principles are based around the idea that the human body is inherently asymmetrical in structure and function.  Because of the inherent asymmetrical organ makeup of the […]