In this discussion, Postural Restoration faculty member Dan Houglum and I discuss how he applies Postural Restoration principles to help powerlifters heal their aches and pains, recover from workouts, and increase their lifts.
It all comes down to physiological regulation: how well the athlete manages their tension levels and regulates their autonomic nervous system to optimize performance, rest, and recovery. .
Heavy lifting promotes thoraco-lumbar extension. Thoraco-lumbar extension, when done too often, can cause us to adopt compensatory movement and breathing patterns. This leads to further sympathetic nervous system drive as the compensatory movement patterns influence our ability to stabilize our body in an upright position.
If you can't switch out of sympathetic nervous system dominance, and enter into a more parasympathetic state, you can not breathe with your diaphragms, rest, and recover.
The reason is that parasympathetic nervous system requires diaphragmatic breathing, but if you are in extension, you are using compensatory breathing strategies, generally relying on your neck and lower back to help pull in air.
Hey there, my name is Neal Hallinan.
The purpose of this channel is to help people understand and resolve chronic muscular and joint pain, primarily through the discipline of Postural Restoration.
As someone who lived with chronic pain for many years of my life, I know how debilitating and isolating it can be. But I also know it can be resolved.
I hold the following credentials:
Postural Restoration Trained (PRT)
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For an example of typical exercises for a beginner program, you can look here:https://pritrainer.com/pri-left-aic-right-bc-beginner-example-program/
Please note, this is quite generic and not sufficient for everybody!
For further information about Postural Restoration defined patterns, check out these videos and blog posts.https://pritrainer.com/left-aic-pattern/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww3BQoyfoPM&t=1shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Da_QeeZvYk&t=387shttps://pritrainer.com/right-bc-pattern/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cisSxrXEgKIhttps://pritrainer.com/right-tmcc-pattern/