So You Don’t Want To Work On Your Posture?
I was 19 when I started my first job as a trainer. My first two clients changed everything for me. Between the married couple the long list of restrictions, limitations, and aches was never ending. It was hard to believe they were both cleared to “workout” by a medical professional.
Even though it was way over my head, I stayed calm and used everything I had recently learned from Mike Robertson’s products.
In as little as three weeks, more experienced trainers were commenting on how I was training; they were telling me that I needed to work the couple out and have them actually burn some calories. They didn’t understand why I had the couple breathing and rolling on the floor like a baby.
Even though It felt like I was swimming against the stream, I didn’t let it get to me. My clients were happy and that was important to me. A few weeks into their training the wife told me that “for the first time in 10 years I was able to put my pants on without pain”.
Even though I had NO IDEA what I was doing, I was sold!! I knew this was what I was going to dedicate my life to- learning how the body moves and how to make it better. Helping people move better, feel better and live better. I was going to be “The Corrective Exercise Expert”! (I wouldn’t use that name today).
Little did I know, it would be something most clients would treat like the veggies their parents made them eat before they could leave the table.
I thought “Ribs down” was achieving what PRI calls “ZOA” (Zone of Apposition)
“Posture is a reflection of the position of many systems that are regulated, determined and created through limited functional patterns. These patterns reflect our ability and inability to breathe, rotate and rest, symmetrically with the left and right hemispheres of our axial structure.”-Ron Huruska Founder of the Posture Restoration Institute
In-person coaching would obviously be a better option à
I would suggest finding someone near you through PRI or clinical athlete:
Are you coach interested in PRI? I hope you are.
I would suggest taking their primary courses. If your anatomy game isn’t strong I would personally suggest taking the Myokinematic Home Course where you can pause and rewind as many times as you want.
I hear a lot of good things about the PRI for Fitness and Movement Course, I haven’t taken it.
I would immediately sign-up for IFAST University. These guys are the ones that drive me to learn so much. The information they’re putting out is amazing. Even if you feel like they’re going way over your head and you’ll never catch up, they’ll make you a better coach.
I would follow and read everything Michael Mullins puts out. His ability to take complicated topics and simplifying them blows my mind.
Lance Goyke and Zac Cupples write some pretty awesome recaps on the courses they’ve taken. I read them multiple times before I started taking the courses myself. The PRI lingo is super overwhelming. The more you can read about it the more comfortable you’ll be taking the courses.
Anything that Mike Robertson puts out should be on your reading list.
PRI has many articles, case studies, and resources you can start diving into.
I hope all of this was helpful. I’m obviously very passionate about it! Thank you for reading!
Lucy Hendricks LMT FMS