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Improve your Vertical Jump | Leg training

FP Human Biomechanics Specialist, John Nielson showcases a technique here to help improve your vertical leaping ability. For these video, you will learn how to enhance the sequencing between your arms and the rest of the body when you jump. These exercises will be great for the legs, core

By |October 17th, 2018|Functional|3 Comments

Steel Mace Workout | For BEGINNERS

Here's a great tutorial to help you build better thoracic and hip rotation. The Steel Mace is a tool not commonly known, but definitely should be. In this video, Certified Functional Patterns Human Biomechanics Specialist, John Nielson showcases some basic variations of movement with this tool to get you

By |October 8th, 2018|Functional|1 Comment

Shoulder Pain – Lateral Deltoid Release

Here is another biomechanical hack to help you deal with shoulder dysfunction. Most forms of stiffness or "flaccidness" come back to the body not dealing with a directional compression very well. By relation to its relationship to the upper traps, the deltoids are very relevant when it comes to

By |March 8th, 2018|Functional|2 Comments

Fixing a Forward Head and Kyphosis

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 with you, be sure to stay on your MFR before approaching this technique.

By |December 10th, 2017|Functional|20 Comments

Functional Patterns Certification Schedule with FP founder Naudi Aguilar

Functional Patterns founder, Naudi Aguilar will be holding certification courses all around the world in 2018. Scheduled courses Naudi will be listed below. Spaces are limited. Human Foundations Level 1 Course Date: February 12th-14th, 2018 Location: FP headquarters in Seattle, WA Contact: [email protected] Human Foundations Level 1 Course Date:

By |September 19th, 2017|Functional|11 Comments

Breathing Exercise: Compressed Ribcage Fix

Breathing Exercise: Compressed Ribcage Fix Are your breathing exercises only doing you good? Are there detrimental effects of the continued practice of breathing. I would argue yes. Our ribs, like the rest of the body, morph to the stimuli around us. No one really responds perfectly, so the

By |September 18th, 2017|Breathing|6 Comments

What Is Functional Training

What Is Functional Training? Gonna sound like a broken record to myself once again. I have made this statement literally thousands of times on social media, to have this likely fall on deaf ears again. Or maybe it won't because I just instituted a challenge in you that triggered

By |August 2nd, 2017|Functional|4 Comments

Does Weight Lifting Make You Stupid?

Does Weightlifting Make You Stupid? This is a question people in the fitness industry don't seem to be asking themselves. In fact, intelligence-based decision-making seems to be completely absent among most, if not all fitness people. The big question here may actually relate to whether or not poor decision-making

By |July 13th, 2017|Functional|0 Comments