Eion has dealt with low back and shoulder pains when playing sports. When you connect the dots beginning with your posture and working your way out from there you begin to create a path of efficiency.
When that efficient path is found your body is able to find leverage with your muscles that allow for pain free posture and movement. Whether it’s going out for a hike or run, lifting a heavy object, or playing sports like Eion does finding the right muscle tensions and leverage is key.
When take the FP systems approach at addressing your system instead of your symptoms you will learn what finding the correct tensions for specific situations is all about.
Relaxed posture results in 2.5 years of FP training.
Before: Anterior pelvic tilt and shift Lumbar hyperlordosis Thoracic kyphosis Lack of intraabdominal pressure Scapular wing Ribcage compression Protrusion of thoracic vertebrae
After: Improved joint alignment More neutral pelvic position More neutral spine Improved intraabdominal pressure Improved scapular positioning Ribcage expansion Thoracic extension
“Before beginning FP training, Eoin had lower back pain and shoulder pain. Both of which have now been eliminated. Training consistency has always been the main issue as he is playing sport (training or matches) 6 days per week on top of school and a part-time job. He has made great progress however, as he never gets injured and feels no pain.”
“Eddie came to functional patterns suffering shoulder and foot problems. He suffered from multiple ankle strains and shoulder dislocations when he attempted to exercise and discomfort in his feet when standing. For the past 15 years he has been wearing orthopedic insoles prescribed by doctors.
After one month of Fp training his problems started to disappear and he got rid of the insoles. No more shoulder dislocations and ankle strains in the last 5 months. Now he trains at least 3 times a week and no more pain and discomfort after doing physical activities.
In the past 3 months he has has been able to walk and hike long distances in barefoot shoes with zero pain.”
Before : Jan 21’ 🔻Poor scapula stability 🔻Sagging shoulders 🔻Bloated abdominal wall 🔻Body fat 🔻Excessive quad tension 🔻Hyper extended knees
After: July 21’ 🔹Improved scapula positioning 🔹Supported shoulders 🔹Traps engaged 🔹Tonafied abdominal wall 🔹Improve body fat 🔹Centered knees
From chronic shoulder pain to zero shoulder pain. Lasting changes like these are our focus at FP.
By focusing on the FP First Four (standing, walking, running and throwing) corrections like this can be made when your body learns and understands how to move correctly.
Results like these don’t require a routine. You do the FP exercises, your body memorizes the functions of those exercises and that data doesn’t leave your body. Once you make the changes they are easier to keep for the long haul.
Both pictures are fully relaxed. Ben is an avid surfer and came in with chronic shoulder pain due to MRI diagnosed tendonosis and arthrosis. He has a history of traditional weight lifting and described always struggling to keep mass on his structure. He also felt any muscle mass he did develop would lead to increased compression in his body and would inhibit his movement. Today his structure is much more integrated and decompressed and he can now sustainably pack on and keep muscle mass. The muscle mass he has gained has been built with functional patterns protocols so it is completely connected to his greatly improved movement.
- improved scapular compression and winging - improved muscular development around pecs, lats, shoulder, and core - improved hyper lordosis - improved kyphosis
Improving performance without sacrificing function is what FP is about. You don’t have to go through pains to make a few gains. In fact with FP your strength gains equate to a more pain free existence.
⏺Before: Shoulder back and Knee pain after playing tennis From posture picture we can see the right scapula wing also with rib flare. ⏺After: No more pain and feel smoother when playing tennis. Scapula wing fixed and core tension increased. #functionalpatterns#fpisthestandard