As promised, here is another game changing technique to help you guys fix your forward head posture. Since heaps of mistakes can be made doing our techniques, mainly because there is not an FP practitioner working
I have already shown how to use Myofascial release and static stretches to allow for better mobility of muscle tissues, however, sometimes this may not be enough to correct imbalances completely. The way the brain and
The Hip Thruster is one of the most popular exercises in the fitness industry today. Today, I rang in on the detriments of doing such a limited exercise for extended periods of time.
This full length instructional video covers the elements of what you need to know to have a healthy, fully functioning knee joint. Knee problems can be complex, so it is important to be detail oriented when
Here's another video of me taking "the boogey many" Dean Lister through an MMA training session. Once again, the main them out of our personal training is the implementation of the transverse plane. Enjoy 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxqliKX-GL4
Happy Monday to everyone and welcome to the latest installation of "The Dogma of the Week". The topic I have decided to discuss for this week will be on another damaging exercise: Dips Dips are one
Date - 4/13/2011 Location - Solana Beach, CA Method - Boxing Focus mitt training I have been giving myself an off-season to my boxing routines for 3 months and have decided to jump back into it.
Here's what a real Functional Fitness Routine with a Medicine Ball looks like. Movement in your training program should replicate as close as possible to the situations found in reality. Beyond that, efficiency of movement with
It has been a while since I have made a full length video! Schedule and gym has been packed and it has really just been rough trying to find time to get it going. After getting
The resistance band is an amazing tool I use on a regular basis when training my clients. One of my favorite aspects of the resistance band is it's ballistic movement capabilities, that allow from the improvement
In this video, I demonstrate some squat variations utilizing an FP band feedback, pulley machine, a bosu ball, and some kettlebells. All of these
THE KETOGENIC DIET PART 2 Here is part two of Kariem Mahmoud's breakdown of the Ketogenic diet!!! Last week drew in lots of people and this second part will surely not dissapoint!!! Great work Kariem!!!
In today's post, I am going to show you how to release one of the most influential muscles on neck pain and tension headaches, the Trapezius(specifically the upper Trapezius). The upper Trapezius is primarily responsible for
There's nothing that really challenges the proprioception sytem quite like the martial arts. The power, grace, agility, balance and coordination needed to do them has many benefits that apply to everyday living. Martial arts, like boxing
Here's a video of me putting UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens through an MMA Training workout 2 weeks out before his upcoming bout against Yves Edwards on October 5th. Jeremy Stephens is on a mission and it's
I have been doing boxing training Teri for the last couple months and I must say she is an incredibly quick learner. Her having a dance background really made for an easy transition. I'm a firm
Do you train horizontal vector strength? If we objectively analyze high performance movement in real life, we would see the forces one needs to battle typically are not of the vertical variety. Whether it is accelerating
Kettlebells have fast become one the preferred exercise tools for my personal training. Although I wasn't the biggest fan of them on first impression, they slowly inched their way into my personal training arsenal. As ballistic
Over the years I have trained several runners, and one thing they have all had in common are foot pains and cramps in their lower legs. Since I have been teaching people barefoot running techniques, I
Here is a video of a personal training session focused on trunk rotation, for the improvement of running biomechanics. The primary focus with Chris in our personal training regimen has been to develop core strength and
We have all heard it before, "DON'T SLOUCH"! Poor Posture is a problem that affects pretty much everyone in our culture. The continuous patterns of slumping over a desk, sitting in a car and constant stressing
Working posture and the gait cycle with Christa. Christa suffered from a stroke 30 years ago and has been battling the effects of it ever since. She came to Functional Patterns 3-4 months ago with a
Strength Training Myths with Naudi Aguilar - Is Heavylifting Ok? This is a question I am never asked but should be asked. For some reason weightlifters think that if we aren't into heavy lifting in the
One of the biggest dilemmas I have had as a personal trainer throughout my career is knowing how to implement a genuinely biomechanically effective posture. When I first started as a trainer, I was always told