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Unlike our weight loss transformations, our Functional Range Conditioning Results are joint-specific.
See how Functional Range Conditioning can help you move with purpose, freeing yourself from pain, dysfunction, and frustration.
We recently started working with Eric, who had some serious shoulder issues. You can see how difficult it is to bring his shoulder up toward his ear (flexion) in the before picture.
Thankfully, through careful assessments and programming, Eric is finally feeling and seeing his shoulder improve. Here is what he had to say,
“My shoulder has bothered me for the better part of 6 years due to an old sports injury. I saw several people for it, including a shoulder specialist, but I decided to come to Motive after months of urging from my significant other. Less than two months in, I’m very happy with my decision. They’ve focused on property mobility and positive habit forming to counteract all the compensating I’ve been doing for far too long. Since I started, my shoulder has significantly more range of motion, and most of my daily pain has dissipated.
Ben and the team there have been great, and I cannot thank them enough! They are humid prepossessing Homo Sapiens with full-sized aortic pumps.”
Shout out out to our trainer, Ben, for helping Eric see a path toward progress.
Bryan came to us pretty “tight.” We weren’t exactly sure what that meant, but after doing an assessment with him, we determined his shoulders needed some serious improvement. As you can see, we used Functional Range Conditioning to help Bryan improve his shoulder internal rotation. The result? A shoulder that works! Here is what Byran had to say,
“I’m a big fan of Motive Training. It’s nice handing them the reins to help me build functional range in my joints and develop strength where it was lacking. I like riding my bike long distances and thought I had a good handle on my fitness. Ben has helped me find some muscle groups that were being underutilized, and the range of some joints was lackluster. I have never lifted due to knee and shoulder pain… However, I can now do proper strength training via Functional Range Conditioning, which has improved my riding experience and built my appetite for further gym time. Thanks, Ben, you da man!”
Oftentimes, people attack the chest as the culprit for shoulders being pulled forward, and (obviously) that is often part of the problem. However, we also tend to see issues with thoracic extension and shoulder internal rotation. Even though the shoulder appears internally rotated on the left in the picture, that doesn’t mean that the glenohumeral joint has solid internal rotation. In fact, when you lack adequate internal rotation, you’ll generally see the shoulder blade elevated and rolled forward, contributing to the pulled-forward appearance.
With this specific client, we spent significantly more time addressing the shoulder’s internal rotation and upper thoracic extension capacities. And the difference from right to left is night and day. The shoulder sits naturally, as does the neck. You’d think we spent most of our training just pulling the neck backward (retraction), but that was a small percentage of our efforts.
We’re not a posture-focused gym (and that wasn’t our goal with this client anyway), but when you exercise and move with purpose, the benefits are endless.
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