Ever heard that before? seen it on an advert for some kind of self help book or something like that? I think we all have but just recently instead of ignoring this I have actually started to take it on board maybe we all should!
So what am I actually going on about? Well here in clinic I see clients/paitent all day long from all sorts of sporting backgrounds and all types of injuries and once back onto the road to recovery or sometimes just to get to the point of setting on that course it involves a lot of filming them function slowing it right down frame by frame and working out what is going on with the musculoskeletal frame whilst they are performing the activities they love to do.
By doing this it enables me to see whats firing whats not, how and where weakness lies and where it needs building or strengthening. Its fascinating to do and a real passion of mine. Yet do I always practice what I preach? Hell NO! well that was until recently.
You see I love training its my happy place, I have an AMAZING personal trainer who I see five times a week Monday to Friday and he pushes me, really pushes me, in fact has made me throw up once or twice, and is a blooming genius an expert in his field. Thats why he is the Personal Trainer I send all my clients/paitents to him yup Liam Annetts of LA personal training (you can find him on Facebook or just look at the affiliates page on this website to find out more about him) he is a genius in rehab in fact all things PT.
Recently I have started on my favourite type of squat EVER, good old Sumo Squats I love them, why sumo squats? what is sumo squat I hear you say well..........
The sumo squat differs from the regular one in the positioning of the feet, which naturally leads to a different muscle emphasis. When performing a regular squat, the feet are placed hip-width apart with toes facing forward, while during a sumo squat, the feet are in a wide stance with toes turned out. Though both versions work the glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and calves, sumo squats place more stress on the inner thigh adductors and glutes.
but I have one fault my first rep of every set is appalling but then there after bang on perfect but I need to correct this. So with the help of the PT genius that is Liam I have had to strip it back and analyse whats going on with me and the old (it is getting that way) hips along with numerous other issues. I am happy to go into it in depth if you like as to why but it would make this already mammoth blog even bigger and I waffle enough as it is
Of course my main issue is a good old anterior pelvic tilt and a few other bits that are causing this, my quads are tight and shortened, my calves are solid and the old hamstrings are most deffo lengthened. Oh and my piriformis along with glutes that are tight and well cant be bothered to function, my external rotation of the femur is laughable, quite lordotic too, knees that want to go back wards and a lower back that is well quite like to rods of steel.
I know I know if were a horse in a western I would of been shot by now, If I were booked in to my clinic I with another me at my side I could be treated. But I am don't have four legs and a mane and there most certainly isn't another on of me kicking around. So the is where I start my journey to sort myself IT STARTS WITH ME!!!!!!
So I shall be getting myself into postural perfection, I shall practice what I preach to all who enter my clinic, I will be following my own rehab plan and getting treatment to loosen what needs loosening, correct what needs correcting and as for that core of mine thats going to be in for a shock. So my input into the blog on the website will be all about my correctional work my quest to be posture perfect, to perfect the Sumo to have a booty bigger than i have now the you can rest a pint pot on it.
It starts this Sunday 4th of June 9am at Progress gym ( http://www.progressgym.co.uk ) an abs session to kill all ab sessions set out by Liam and i will keep all posted on how my quest for perfect function is going. So do follow and feel free to join me