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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

Incorporating Breathing into Training show art Incorporating Breathing into Training

The Zac Cupples Show

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...

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Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel show art Airway Dentistry with Dr. Brian Hockel

The Zac Cupples Show

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 , 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...

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Squat and Deadlift Details show art Squat and Deadlift Details

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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...

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How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation show art How to Improve Shoulder Internal Rotation

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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...

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Which Limitations to Treat First? show art Which Limitations to Treat First?

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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...

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Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting show art Shoulder Flexion Troubleshooting

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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...

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Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting show art Lumbar Spine Troubleshooting

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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...

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Functional Muscle Contractions show art Functional Muscle Contractions

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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...

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How to Maximize Athletic Qualities show art How to Maximize Athletic Qualities

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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: 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...

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Hip Biomechanics in Movement show art Hip Biomechanics in Movement

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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...

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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.