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How to Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Part 3

First off, I apologize for the delay on this installment.  I was under the weather last week, and since that is a rare thing, I am kind of a baby when I feel significantly off.  I cry, throw tantrums, and argue with babies. My nose is raw, because apparently I don’t know how to blow my nose, according to Jess (probably true, though I did not realize there was a technique) and I have coughed up a small country into the sink the past few days (ok, TMI,...

How to Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Part 2-Kasey Esser

How to Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series on correcting anterior pelvic tilt, I mentioned how anterior tilters tend to scream for mommy when put into any sort of hip flexor mobilization. This is because their hips are constantly flexed.  When the hips are flexed, the hip flexors are shortened, and therefore, in a constantly contracted state.  This makes them antsy and why they feel like they are screaming when you begin opening up.   Imagine being underwater until the point where you feel like you are going to die when someone...

How to Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Part 1

#1:  Weaksauce Abs #2:  Tight hip flexors #3:  Tight lumbar region that creates lordosis (excessive lumbar arch) #4:  Weak/long hamstrings and weak/inhibited glutes   I don’t know about you, but these qualities comprise around 97% of the clients I have assessed since I started working with the general population 4 years ago (and also myself, to a degree).  Rarely does someone come in with a dominant core and posterior chain, and are able to keep a relaxed face when I put them in a Half-Kneeling Hip flexor stretch.   Something...

Create a Better Training Program: Fundamentals Before Fancy- Kasey Esser

Create a Better Training Program: Fundamentals Before Fancy

Hey guys, I want to drop in real quick and put in my 2 cents with regard to  progression and variety in a training program when it comes to exercise selection.   Now, I am HUGE on having continuums for each of the fundamental human movement patterns.  There are roughly 6;   Push Pull Hinge (deadlift) Squat Carry Supplementary (everything else, including single-leg work, core work, corrective)   These can then be broken down further into, for example, horizontal and vertical pressing/pulling and anti-extension/anti-rotation/anti-lateral flexion core, and all the corrective routes, but we don’t need to get into that...