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Oh ya know. Just making sure I still got the ATG squat.

Cold mobility (aka not warming up) is where it's at. I want to be able to do ALL the things- with ease, on any day, without having to warm up forever.

(This is not me saying warm ups are not good. They're great. But for what I'm working on- I don't want to have to warm up to achieve my skill-related goals. I want to be able to drop down and do them anytime.)

Regular, consistent, daily work can get you there. Just get started. #HunterFitness #expressingmobility #coldmobility #notyourmothersmobility #thoracicrubberspine

FRCms @strongcamps
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Irradiate or Die: using the Stick to increase the contraction. Active effort = active results. @stickmobility #controlyourself #functionalrangeconditioning

It's Tuesday and I'm more hyped today then yesterday . Let's be great at everything we do today . #nonegative #controlyourself #wintheday

There is NO such thing as the perfect, biomechanically correct, position to sit in (or stand for that matter). If you look at the science, you'll find that the best thing for our health and well-being is to MOVE. 👊
In today's society, it's inevitable that we have to work on our devices. I take the approach to constantly change postions and take movement breaks when doing so. From base positions on the floor to on my feet at my standing desk station, I do my best to avoid long periods in ANY position.
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It comes down to the knowing what positions are most effective to meet your needs and mixing it up. After a long plane ride and two days on a bicycle, my hips needed some work among other areas. This 90/90 position was just one of many that I worked in yesterday. It took care of the hips and helped avoid pain that I would have felt a couple years ago after a similar experience.
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Moral of the story is MOVE. Move more. Move often. Mix it up. Take movement breaks. Enjoy healthier, functioning joints. Live life to the fullest.
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#mobility #mobilitytraining #flexibility #healthyjoints #Kinstretch #DoAnything #FRC #FRCms #ControlYourself #NLFT #NextLevelFit

#Repost @frankduffyfitness (@get_repost)
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Ankle dorsiflexion is crucial towards having success on the field and throughout your lifting career. If you don't have access to a slant board, here are two variations of PAILs/RAILs contractions that you could perform. #controlyourself #cspfamily

@bethlewisfit
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Playing with new ways to know if there is excessive movement in my hip CARs and how to put tension in ALL the right places.
Hip CARs in side plank
DM me if you are interested in gaining more body control to move better and feel better! I would love to direct you to @kinstretch classes taught all over the city by myself or my Kinstretch buddies!!! @chungychung @big_ross91 @refinedandstrong @coachzachdeck

#kinstretch #nyc #controlyourself #doANYTHING #sohostrengthlab #findyourstrength #movemore #movebetter #beawesome @drandreospina @deweynielsen @danajohnflows

#Repost @will_mcs (@get_repost)
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Movement Prep. Working end ranges of hip flexion and adduction. #controlyourself #movement #warmup #mobility

MOST RECENT

PART TWO of thoracic spine mobility. In our first episode, we learned how to open up range of motion for T-spine extension. Now, we move on to the ‘fun’ portion of our training: improving strength and neurological control using Functional Range Conditioning principles. The brilliancy of the FRC system is in its simplicity. Progress to more advanced drills when appropriate. Absolutely no different than training other modalities i.e. power, speed, etc. 👊
There are no cookie-cutter exercises here. FRC is a SYSTEM that, IMO, uses sound strength and conditioning principles. And with that, a coach can apply these principles for any and all clients. Here are a few drills, using FRC principles, that I use to continue progressions for T-spine extension training:
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1. Passive range holds: use one elbow to assist while emphasis on contracting mid-upper back tissues to hold opposite arm off block. This can be done at or almost at the end of your passive ROM. 👊
2. Passive range lift offs: Typically done about 15-20 degrees below end of passive ROM. Contract all mid-upper back tissues to lift elbows off blocks. 👊
3. Hovers: Same as PRLO and remain high while hovering from side to side. 👊
4. Coaching tips: Keep bottom of rib cage glued to floor. Puff your chest. Don’t train into pain. Cramping is normal. 👊
5. Sets, reps, time under tension, etc. will always vary depending on the individual.
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#FunctionalRangeConditioning #FRC #FRCms #Kinstretch #ControlYourself #DoAnything  #MobilityTraining #mobility #tspine #thoracicspine
@drandreospina @deweynielsen @Kinstretch

A fun and humbling weekend of stepping out of our comfort zones...
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Slackline play on Saturday - never tried this before and it showed. A little fun and a lot frustrating. Trying again this week for sure.
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Went to @metrorockclimbing Sunday morning for some climbing. It's been awhile and loved it. Even though the "bad" thumb didn't enjoy the experience, we'll be back real soon for more.
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Gotta try new things and explore.
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#Slackline #Rookies #WhosShakingTheLine #Rockclimbing #Bouldering #ControlYourself #HoldOn #CantOpenMyFingers #GripStrength #LackThereOf #MetroRock #MoveMore #Explore #ExploreMore #GeorgetownMa #NewburyportMA

😍Spinal Articulation😍
This will take some mobility improvememts on my part.
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repost via @instarepost20 from @hunterfitness
"The pattern of disease or injury that affects any group of people is never a matter of chance. It is invariably the expression of stresses and strains to which they were exposed, a response to everything in their environment and behavior." - Calvin Wells

Videos sped up double time- which is a shame- because I've been working on making this smooth like buttah in real time. Which looks 👌🏼👌🏼.

This is actually about 15 minutes of work condensed into a 2 minute highlight reel and then sped up 2x. Wish I could have posted more. Anyways. This will have to do.

😍Spinal Articulation😍

Oh my. How important this is. Not necessarily this exact haphazardly thrown together stream of movements themselves. But the *ability* to articulate your spine. Being able to segmentally control your spinal articulations leads to a greater ability of said spine to absorb forces when we move/play/impact.

Do I need to say more?

Most people- due to their lifestyles- and lack of movement- have a clunky, semi-fused, non-segmenting spine. The same people have a host of issues. Just like with any other joint we take care of, we need to regain the prerequisite mobility of the articulation.

Aka- make the spine do, what a spine should be able to do. Then go do spine things. What are spine things? Oh- just about every movement we do, ever. Hence the importance of taking care of our spine. Have I beat this horse enough yet?

You're only as old as your spine. Get on the ground and get weird like me. It's good for you.

#HunterFitness #controlyourself #prepareyourself #spinalarticulation #getweirdwithHunter

Ooooh a handstand object! 🍄#handstandsinrandomplaces
#becauseitfeelsgood

Good coaches use techniques...great coaches use principles. Tim lays out a great example of the principles we've explored in The Soma School...check the link in my bio (#repost @inherentvitality)
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One of my client's goals is to be able to be in lotus position as part of her practice. I actually have a challenging time with lotus. Seems weird for me teaching movement and mindfulness. I have always been very active. Growing up playing soccer, riding BMX and mountain bikes, building trails by hand for said bikes, and playing drums. Mobility was never a big focus for me though. These activities have always put me into a meditative and flow state which helped me balance some mental/emotional challenges through school. I was labeled as ADD and learning disabled. This created a lot of social anxiety and self-defeating belief systems. These activities provided clarity and sense of freedom. Until I experienced debilitating back pain at 19, as well as a few more bouts later. This brought to my attention the importance of conscience movement...I started dabbling with yoga, qi gong, and taiji. This lead me towards wanting to help others with mindset and body challenges, along with my mother's struggle with chronic pain. I still never worked too specifically on mobility. I became a manual therapist. I started working with clients and realizing over time the importance of movement in helping them to reach their goals and in turn it has helped me. Manual therapy only goes so far. Movement is crucial. What we are designed for. I started studying somatics and pain science, and getting into natural movement, rewilding, and ancestral/ecological wellness .... and the more I have been working with clients, this all has highlighted the importance of movement more + more. I am more passionate about movement and mobility daily. I value the importance of a movement and mobility practice more daily. I also want to walk the talk. I want to be more capable and moving more often and with more clarity myself. My client has inspired me to work on lotus.
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This is pre mobility for lotus position. You gotta start where you're at. With anything in life. And make small improvements daily

Agility is the ability to decelerate, accelerate, and change direction while maintaining good body control and without losing time in the transition. It's not just paramount for an athlete to perform -- have you tried to get out of the way of a mother pushing a stroller? They own the road, and you've gotta be quick to change direction -- happened to me today 😂
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Sweet dance moves brought to you by Lady Joan @joanknits and #motown #pandora
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#controlyourself #iwannagofast #agility #agilitytraining #sundayfunday

Recommend 'Never Binge Again' if you have issues with controlling yourself around food, just finished it and feel very motivated going forward in my weight loss journey #slimmingworld #halvingmybodyweight #lifestylechanges #controlyourself #neverbingeagain #positivevibes #recommendedread

#Repost @frankduffyfitness (@get_repost)
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Ankle dorsiflexion is crucial towards having success on the field and throughout your lifting career. If you don't have access to a slant board, here are two variations of PAILs/RAILs contractions that you could perform. #controlyourself #cspfamily

THIS TUESDAY!!!! #Repost @brainstormfitness
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CLICK LINK IN OUR BIO!!! 💥💥FREE CLINIC💥💥Honored to host @coachchriscampbell at Brainstorm Fitness next Tuesday at 7pm! Come join us for one of the best movement clinics in the US. #Repost @kinstretch
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@coachchriscampbell
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@kinstretch coming to San Diego! One night only. Join me Tuesday, July 25th at 7pm @brainstormfitness. Open to public. Preregister online as limited space is available (link in bio). 👊
Learn the same mobility training system used by NFL, NBA, MLB & NHL teams that creates healthier, functioning joints.
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Improve movement capabilities and mitigate injury potential. 👊
Get out of pain and enhance your quality of life.
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Or as we like to say in Kinstretch, "Make your s#!* work nice." #Kinstretch #DoAnything #FRC #FRCms #ControlYourself #mobility #mobilitytraining #flexibility #healthyjoints

Fun in the sun with since silliness😛
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Join me next Saturday again for some flow and sun out in FarRockaway🐾
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DM for location details🤸🏼‍♀️
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See ya next Saturday 😎@kmodes93
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#inspiremehaeranni #IMHFlow #animalflow #yoga #offthemat #whatmakesyoumove #controlyourself #bodyweightathlete #movemore #movementisart #dance #mindbody #movementmeditation #takeitoutside #farrockaway #Nyc #nycbeachlife #instafit #wellness

Big thank you to @nsyndergaard for the shout out about @kinstretch @sohostrengthlab in the @nytimes!
We are so excited that you are healthy, moving well and have started throwing again! We can't wait to see you back in the off season! #letsgomets
Swipe left to see what he said! 👈👈 @sslryan #kinstretch #controlyourself #doANYTHING #sohostrengthlab #findyourstrength #mobility #training #SSLearn #baseball #mets @drandreospina @deweynielsen @danajohnflows @drmchivers @rannyron

Thanks #FRC for giving me body back.

#controlyourself

Lately I've been on a scapular movement binge with my posts ...Why you may ask? Because it's fucking important. Muy importante!!!⚠️⚠️⚠️
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Think about it the next time you try pullups. Are you able to pull your shoulder blades back and down? If so, try it before starting the pulling portion of a pullup. You'll see that it becomes so much harder. This is because you're actually using your back muscles and solely not your arms. .
Moving the scaps have all kinds of benefits that I will discuss more in the near future. Enjoy 🤙😄
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Finding the new basement position of our #squat #pailsandrails @kinstretch @excelsport had a lingering effect this am. #doanything #controlyourself #vernonbc #okanagan

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