Structure gains from HBS practitioner @fpshannonhegarty Understanding and using mechanistic systems to resolve imbalances!
This week four years ago I attended the Human Foundations course in Sydney. My journey into @functionalpatterns has gone beyond any expectation I could have in a training system. I don’t know if anyone has ever had the pleasure of feeling their body regenerating but it is the most surreal experience to date. Skin, fascia, my nails and teeth feel healthier and stronger. Scar tissue from surgeries and injuries adjusting and releasing to the point there is barely any left. Walking and running more comfortably than I ever have in my life I straight up feel like I’m 20. I’ve also never been more uncomfortable than I ever have in my life. Facing up to the reality that my behaviors and dysfunctional way of thinking and life application are the direct cause of degeneration and health. It’s been emotional. Biomechanics and nature are king. There is no measure of thanks I could ever give to @naudiaguilar and those who contribute to FP for this gift. Regeneration for the win. FP all day and every day #functionalpatterns#fpaustralia#fpisthestandard#fpresults
Some amazing gains here with FP Human Biomechanics Specialist @_pablo_martin__! Taking his client to make gains without all the dysfunctional pains! That’s what makes FP special. Precision and execution so you aren’t left guessing what to do with your body. Fantastic work gentlemen! . . . **ONLINE TRAINING RESULTS** - 10 online sessions with @mikedoherty17 - Improved scapular/shoulder positioning, no more back and neck pain, improved awareness in Muay Thai striking, improved V taper body frame.
“Working with you I learned a lot about how my body can move. I felt much more balanced in each movement in my striking. I increased the velocity of my punching power and feel better controlling my posture through various Muay Thai strikes. Kicks are something I never felt as comfortable throwing as punches but now my kicks feel much better and more fluent.
AIN FREE POSTURE GAINS from Certified HBS practitioner @fp.india Relaxed posture after 12 sessions: Sina suffered from lower back pain 24 hrs a day (pain scale 8/10), thanks to FP training she is at zero pain 90% of the time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some improvements are:
Improved shoulder position
"From having back pain as a status quo in my daily life and also accepting it to not knowing when this week my back hurt the last time is a game changer. I feel more centered and calm. I perceive my body differently than before. I rather see it as a vehicle for movement than optimizing it’s appearance. It is a new - a functional - way of life.“
9 month resting posture progress from my client Stefan. Since day one, he’s came in to work and it shows. Stefan is hyper mobile which has made structural changes very challenging since he wants to go way past functional ranges of motion. But that hasn’t stopped us, just more reason to build a better more functional body. All changes here done with Functional Patterns methods.
“I play competitive 4-wall handball of which endurance, focus and throwing mechanics are paramount. I use to train doing high intensity videos, traditional lifting & calisthenics, but none of it transferred to my sport in a meaningful way. In handball, the players who can utilize their body more effectively and efficiently while hitting the ball and maneuvering, are the ones who have the most success. I started FP because I found @fpminnesota was near me & because they prioritize running and throwing mechanics. I was apprehensive at first (having not seen their results first hand) but after a few sessions, I was already able to throw the ball significantly harder on my left & right side without feeling any sketchiness in my shoulder. At times during handball swings it would almost feel like my shoulder would flop around in the joint, only held there by the ligaments and tendons, instead of being supported. All the static stability & mobility work I had done did nothing to prepare my shoulders for the dynamic demands of handball. Later on in training I noticed that nagging injuries such has lower back pain & weakness in my left knee started disappearing. I immediately saw the value and committed myself to their process to prioritize my longevity. FP is challenging, not just physically, but mentally in a way that I had never experienced in any of my past training. Over the last few months, I felt how my body & movements were becoming more connected but I didn’t realize to what extent until seeing these changes. I look & move like a completely different person & have better results than when I was training twice as much in the past. I’m excited to see where my progress goes next & am fully committed to advancing myself & my sport through FP. Thank you Frida & the crew @ FP Minnesota!”
Sometimes compensations/dysfunctions that we have reveal our personalities or our lack of abilities to face and solve the real problems. I don’t think I can change a person’s structure without changing what is inside of them. Still working on it. But this kid is getting more confidence because he knows how to use @functionalpatterns methods to maintain his posture. He is building a little machinist inside of him. That is very encouraging to see.
His scoliosis was getting worse every year. Practicing only one or two days a week wasn’t enough for him. So, I asked him to come to practice 6 days a week and also to pay attention to his own behaviors and consciously adjust those compensated postures on a daily basis. Five months later, we finally can see some differences and improvements.
CEREBRAL PALSY MASS AND STRUCTURE GAINS WITHOUT PAINS from Certified HBS practitioner @fp.davidbartalos Posture progress after 1 year and 8 months from my client Rudi ( @sedlacekrudolf )with cerebral palsy training @functionalpatterns . Left photo: April 2019. Right photo: December 2020.
Rudi’s words: “Since I started to train FP, my mobility and posture has significantly changed, I can do things that I couldn’t do before and my standing feels way more comfortable. For people seeking to function well and improve their health, FP is way to go.”
In summary from previous posts, before FP Rudi had been through some health complications, such as spontaneous pneumothorax, femoral head fracture and retinal tear on his eye, because of which he had to undergo a surgery, after which he was told by the doctors that he should never load his body physically anymore. Rudi’s attitude towards the training process has been extremely disciplined, since he has never missed a single week of training (except Covid lockdown period) since his first session.
5 YEARS OF BACK PROBLEMS 80% REDUCED IN 2 SESSIONS from HBS practitioner @fp__chris
Mikhail / July 2020
❌ Before- Constant lower back pain, right shoulder pain shooting into his neck. Mikhail works long hours as a tattoo artist in NYC, spending most of his day sitting in the same position
✅ After- 80% pain reduction in both lower back and shoulder, this was done over two sessions we were able to squeeze into our tight schedules before I left NYC.
Client Testimonial- “Christopher is amazing trainer. Ive had back problems past 5 years from my sitting job, couldn’t sit straight in the chair for past year and a half. It took 2 sessions to make me feel much better. He always follows up how i feel and focuses on the areas that needed attention during the training. I really appreciate it and its best training for your body ive ever tried.”