This is my gait analysis (video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvHHNQhHii9/). I obsess over biomechanics; and I can still get something out it. I got an encyclopedia’s worth of data from the Biomechanics Lab at Northwestern Health Sciences University. They’ve analyzed Olympic athletes in their sprint patterns, weightlifters in squats, and people rehabbing in just how they stand or walk. Go and check them out: https://www.nwhealth.edu/research/sweere-center/biomechanics/
Over the years, I’ve heard people tell me about an “assessment” they did at a running shoe store. Those are a joke compared to even what I do in an initial movement pattern assessment. But it’s total nonsense when stacked up against something like this.
Don’t skip the vital step of figuring out how your body moves. Recently, I met with a prospective client who is a figure competitor. She’s been on stage. She’s been lean. But her movement is a complete mess. She told me she trained with an IFBB coach; and I was just sad. Getting shredded is great and all. But if you can’t move properly, what’s the point? Every cue I gave her in terms of foot mechanics, varus/valgus awareness, and even lat activation, was NEWS.
Just because you haven’t gotten hurt YET, haven’t had foot surgery YET, haven’t had knee or hip replacement YET, doesn’t mean you move correctly.
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