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ffset imbalances due to pressing by stretching the subscapularis into shoulder external rotation.
Most athletes excel at getting from point A to point B, getting the job done, winning at all costs. However, most of them are also doing so at the expense of their structural health and despite having inefficient movement. Eventually, repetitive stress catches up with them, their system gives out, a serious injury occurs, and their best days are behind them.
What is your power spice?
Mine is cinnamon, which helps control insulin sensitivity. In my health blueprint, I don’t handle sugar metabolism so well. I was the kid in high school who would fall asleep in class after lunch due to an insulin crash from eating a hero sandwich. So now I avoid processed grains, always have protein, fat, and fiber with my carbs, and use plenty of cinnamon. I put it on my fruit and ricotta in the morning, in my smoothies, and of course on my ice cream lol. We all have a biological pattern that doesn’t change much. The key to health is figuring it out and creating a plan based on your biochemical individuality. There are many natural herbs and spices that are just as powerful and effective as medications, without the side effects. Cinnamon can help end type 2 diabetes. Try it!
Unfortunately, concussions amongst kids in athletics is on the rise today and the injury can have devastating long term effects if not dealt with properly. The usual advice – rest, no stimulation, avoid bright light, no electronics, fish oils and some other nutrients – is good. However, we have found that the following BKE approaches greatly increase the rate of recovery.
Check out how BKE helped this pitcher to keep his head straight during his delivery. You can see how his head is tilted and rotated to the left in the before shot. After a session of BKE it was a little better in the middle pic. On the right after a few sessions it is staying pretty straight and in a more optimal body positioning for throwing velocity.
Pollen driving you crazy?
Instead of reaching for the Claritin, try taking a high quality vitamin C every hour until the symptoms dissipate. Think of allergies as a lack of vitamin C optimization. You know you have taken too much if you get diarrhea 😝then just back off a little. Repeat every time you get symptoms or even before you get them when the pollen counts are high.
If you go to an average physical therapy session, you may get a few minutes of personal attention, followed by electric stim (which usually doesn’t work), and then an unsupervised exercise program with bands and other gadgets (which usually does nothing). The problem is that physical therapy protocols are dictated by what insurance will pay for, not by what the patient actually needs to get better.
Often we tend to think of the hamstrings as one muscle and train them as such. However, this is a mistake because there can be a big difference in flexibility and strength amongst the three. For example, BioKinetic Athlete @iron_fit_rd has a strength deficit in her medial hamstrings – semitendinosis and semimembranosus, compared to the lateral hamstring – the bicep femoris. On the left, her feet are pointed inward, stretching and challenging the bicep femoris. On the right, her feet are pointed outward, challenging the medial hamstrings. You can see her lumbar round in this one.
Check out how BKE Integration helped this athlete with her ability to arch the lower back while in hip flexion. What worked? Not stretching or any flexibility or mobility or soft tissue techniques. It came down to training her hamstrings to “load” or contract and stabilize her pelvis while moving into forward pelvic tilt.
If you have a bio mechanical issue that appears to be lack of flexibility, it might not be your flexibility at all, but instead a “loading” issue….
Congrats to BioKinetic athlete Kimberly McDonough for winning Big East Freshman of the week! Averaging 5pts per game against Georgetown and Temple. Kimberly is a great example of focusing on overall athleticism in her developmental years instead of being a one sport athlete. She only started playing lacrosse in the 8th grade and also ran track. A passion for the game, hard work in the weight room, a positive attitude, upbeat energy, and a supportive and loving family has allowed her to excel at the D1 level as a freshman. I have no doubt she will dominate the league over the coming years and continue to be a great example of maintaining balance while pursuing your athletic goals.