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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1485 on: November 27, 2021, 11:49:20 pm »
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Yeah dude totally, i have found this true for hips, i had this period where i would stretch my hams pnf every day multiple times a day but my flexibility only improved a little bit. It was at least partially because my hip/core area i never took steps to stabilize when sitting, walking and doing all that stuff. And in team sports we would always do these dumb stretches like frankensteins, turtle herders and toe touches which all cue lower back flexibility in addition to hamstrings and dont reflect good motor patterns. And if the hips arent being kept stable by forces then its dangerous to put hamstrings in compromising stretched positions. But now that i have been addressing hip stability by not allowing lower back collapse when sitting or allowing too much sway in the hips when walking my hams are at their most flexible even though i only stretch them maybe like once a week. Probably is true for hip flexors as well but thats a little harder to measure

I do think that with shoulders (maybe because of the extent of my previous upper cross) i still have to do a lot of rolling and some stretching to get them into a position where they can even have the capacity to be stable. Im still not quite there, i can get into that position during athletic movement or by consciously activating ext rotators and rhomboids but my shoulders arent at the point where they are in those positions without active correction which is where i think they hopefully will be eventually. Also maybe i havent been addressing the neck enough and its pulling the shoulders back into bad positions

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« Reply #1486 on: November 28, 2021, 10:48:03 pm »
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Yo i just had a pretty big breakthrough and you were entirely right man. I pulled my neck back into a stable position and my shoulders just kind of went with it. I had been putting so much work in trying to pull them back and was making small gradual progress, but as soon as i pulled the neck back (although the position the neck is in right now is a little stiff, im not used to it) the shoulders just naturally readjusted with no effort on my part. Needed to deal with the stability first.

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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1487 on: June 10, 2022, 06:15:00 pm »
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Very late reply here but that's good to hear! Any more updates?
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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1488 on: June 17, 2022, 09:11:44 pm »
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Very late reply here but that's good to hear! Any more updates?

Yeah! I've made some strides in terms of balance, efficiency of change of direction mechanics, breathing mechanics, body awareness. My APT and especially upper cross have improved. I've had a lot of breakthroughs in my understanding of the body. Still though, my body reverts to previous mechanics habits.

I think one issue is I'm still applying the concepts as if I can have perfect mechanics, but because of my torn PCL I actually have to make manual adjustments and arrive at a modified posture that addresses this glaring instability. I can't keep shooting for the "perfect" mechanics because this instability will not be addressed in that case. Just how much adjustments have to be made and what the end result might look like remains to be seen.

I want to post some details but will hold off until I feel like I've addressed all the main parts and my mechanics cease to degenerate back to apt and upper cross and I think the result is sustainable. I'm pretty optimistic that it's possible but so far knowledge has come easily and the progression of knowledge has felt linear. I might arrive at mechanical issues I don't understand and theories I come up with won't address. My opinion is kinetic chains may get pretty complex, especially when one leg has one set of optimal mechanics and the other leg has a different set. And in the end some of the stuff I come up with might only be true for me personally, because of my particular history with bad posture and "weight room athleticism". But hopefully some helpful stuff comes out of this process because I have put a lot of time into it.

But yeah i also don't have any formal training in this stuff so who the hell even knows.

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Re: Dreyth's New Journal
« Reply #1489 on: June 22, 2022, 11:18:14 am »
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 Sometimes things seem to work for no rhyme or reason. Of course there is certainly an underlying reason, but due to our ignorance, “it doesnt make sense.”

As an example, i starting stretching my rectus femoris and psoas a few days ago and felt immediate relief (though not 100%) in my knee pain. What?! I tried this out like 6 months ago and didnt experience this relief. Why now? Things are looking up for my knees for now
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