Some of the most difficult clients to make changes with are those who have excessive flexibility everywhere.
But it doesn’t have to be that hard!
This month, Lance guides you through training hyperflexible clients:
- What do they look like?
- What is going on inside their body?
- What positions will they default to?
- What are some important muscles to address?
- What are some exercises I can use with them?
- Should you let them stretch?
Prepare to have these questions answered. And even hear a metaphor about Ty Terrell and Lance playing on a seesaw…
Further diving into this topic is not for the faint of heart. If you want to go in, go deep. Lance recommends:
- Taking the three primary courses from the Postural Restoration Institute.
- Having an anatomy atlas with pretty pretty pictures allows you to make anatomical inferences. He recommends Gilroy et al’s Atlas of Anatomy.
- Note from Lance: Ugh, I can’t believe there’s a new edition. Where am I going to put all these books?
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky. The number one book on stress and homeostasis. Also where the seesaw analogy originated from.
- Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System by Donald Neumann. The most thorough book introduction to functional anatomy.
- And last, but not least, The Power of Proprioception by IFASTU coach Brandon Brown, a free video he made for everyone and anyone interested (read: you can send this to anyone).