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Challenges of Home Exercise Execution, Do You Really Have Sagittal Plane? and PT in 25 Years

The Zac Cupples Show

Release Date: 09/07/2017

How to Program Chops and Lifts show art How to Program Chops and Lifts

The Zac Cupples Show

Why are you doing chops and lifts? Chops and lifts; a staple of “functional” training, but do you ever ask yourself why you program them? Do you program these moves because: They help with rotation? They help with anti-rotation? Cuz PNF? Cuz Gray Cook said so? I say this to not poo-poo these moves. I actually think that chops and lifts are AWESOME. But critically thinking through why we’d program these moves can help so much with knowing when to program what. I’ve found these moves to be useful for many reasons: Promoting thorax expansion Increasing hip range of motion Making...

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Core Training show art Core Training

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Core training...it’s not what you think it is. Core training is often recommended for getting those pesky rib flares to go away, and MOS DEF going to eliminate that anterior pelvic tilt… Right? RIGHT??!!? Uh, no fam. There are tons of misconceptions surrounding core training, the stack, and all that mess. Believe it or not: Rib flares and anterior pelvic tilt have NOTHING to do with a weak core A posterior tilt doesn’t always equate with a counternutated sacrum You don’t have to maintain a particular “core” position with every activity ever!!!!!! So then what does core training...

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Foot Compensation Patterns show art Foot Compensation Patterns

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A deep dive into possible foot compensations They say when the foot hits the ground, everything changes, but what if your feet hit the ground in all types of wonky ways? There seems like a bazillion different foot presentations: Flat feet High arches Bunions Plantarflexed first rays Oh my! We haven’t even talked about how the rest of the body can influence these strategies. YIKES. Is there a way to make the feet ridiculously simple? I think so! Really, all you have to do is restore the two “normal” strategies of the feet, and that can lead to profound effects on any weird foot stuff...

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The Darkside of the Movement Profession | Tim Richardt show art The Darkside of the Movement Profession | Tim Richardt

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Improving movement options is legit, but at what cost? We know that this breathing stuff works, but are there drawbacks to this approach? Can we really make the changes “stick?” These are a few of the many problems that Dr. Tim Richardt and I sift through, in a podcast where the script is flipped and Tim interviews me. In this podcast, you’ll learn: How I structure my own training What's better, time management or energy management? Forget following your passion, focus on this instead What my biggest failure was and what it taught me? The dichotomy of the type A personality Movement...

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All About Myofunctional Therapy | Melissa Mugno show art All About Myofunctional Therapy | Melissa Mugno

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If you mouth breathe, struggle sleeping, snore, or have eustachian tube issues, then check this out! Mouth breathing is linked to sleep disorders, tooth decay, eustachian tube issues, and so much more, what do you do about it? Could the answer be myofunctional therapy? That’s what I sift through with Myofunctional therapist Melissa Mugno. In this podcast, you’ll learn: Why Steph Curry chews on his mouthguard the way he does Why do we clench and grind our teeth? The importance of breastfeeding on orofacial development What myofunctional therapy is and where it belongs in the healthcare...

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Military Head Posture show art Military Head Posture

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Got double chins for days and can’t open the neck up? Check this out While there is no perfect static posture, it is not uncommon for someone who has a military head posture to have limited cervical extension. Maybe you’ve tried a bunch of traditional moves to get it back, yet it still persists. Oh, if only getting neck range of motion was so easy. We have to ask in this specific presentation, why is cervical extension limited? It turns out, there are three key areas that are interrelated AF that we need to hone in on to improve motion here we have to hone in on: Anterior thorax ...

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The Evolution of My Treatment Process show art The Evolution of My Treatment Process

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What has changed in my treatment model? If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse, so how has your thought process and model changed? I was asked this question recently, and I think over the last several years many things have changed. There has been a bigger focus towards: The basics Sleep Building power And more! What changes have been made? Check out Movement Debrief Episode 147 below to learn more! Watch the video for your viewing pleasure. If you want to watch these live, add me on . Show notes Check out  promo video are some testimonials for the class. Want...

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Difficulty with Rotational Athletes show art Difficulty with Rotational Athletes

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How rotational athletes can fool you and your measures Sports such as golf, baseball, tennis, and more involve TONS of rotation, yet are certain athletes better predisposed to rotate well based on ribcage structure? Can tests be thrown off because of particular sport adaptations? We dive into these questions today. Here, you’ll learn: Which infrasternal angle presentation has easier rotational capabilities If ribcage structure predisposes someone to be “GREAT” at their craft What shoulder external rotation really means in this population Be prepared, folks, to better help your supreme...

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Can I Gain Muscle and Move Better? - Michelle Boland, Tim Richardt, Francis Hoare show art Can I Gain Muscle and Move Better? - Michelle Boland, Tim Richardt, Francis Hoare

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Are pursuing better movement and better physiology mutually exclusive? There appears to be a divide between performance and health. Many argue that you cannot get bigger, stronger, faster, while still moving like boss. Others fear pushing heavy weight, relegating their program to mostly ground-based breathing resets. But does it have to be this way? That’s the question that Michelle Boland, Tim Richardt, Francis Hoare, and I wrestle with, proving several examples of how this dichotomy is more often than not FALSE! In this podcast, you’ll learn: How Francis was able to put on 11 pounds in...

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Limited Shoulder Motion, Where Should I Start? show art Limited Shoulder Motion, Where Should I Start?

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So many shoulder measures, so little time. Where should you start? If you have someone who has a mix of shoulder restrictions, you might wonder…. Eh, which one should I go after first? This gets equally troublesome when few people have exactly the same restrictions.  What’s a fam to do?? You likely know how influential ribcage orientation can be, yet you can be laser-focused at which measures should be your target when you consider: Where each shoulder measure correlates to ribcage position Where to expand first pending infrasternal angle presentation If you want to make your...

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Here's what we talked about:

  • What makes getting patients to do their home exercises challenging.
  • Strategies I implement to increase adherence.
  • How I determine when sagittal plane control is adequate.
  • What I think PT will be like 25 years from now.