Hip shift

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    Madeline Clark
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    I am a new trainer and notice that a lot of people shift to one side when lowering into a squat so they feel it more in one leg than the other. Are there any exercises that help even things out a bit? Or is is just tightness somewhere on one side? Thanks guys!

    #91510
    Jessica Shaw
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    As a massage therapist that has studied John Barnes myofascial release, I can tell you it’s due to an usually an unbalanced pelvis. Possible up slip on one side, or a twist or both.
    My 2 cents is to educate yourself on corrective work -aka unfockers.

    Question and Listen to the clients, as to where they feel tightness. It won’t be the same for everyone, due to injuries, jobs, lack of hydration etc.

    The video gives a great view into how each situation can cause pain/ issues elsewhere.

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    Joe
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    #92691
    Madeline Clark
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    Hey joe! Thank you so much.
    I feel like so many other trainers talk about “corrective exercise” and getting certs in corrective exercise but to me when they speak about it they just sound like they are trying to be a physical therapist ahaha
    I understand that there are certain muscles we can strengthen to prevent injury and help support the body in the places it needs it but I get confused with all the corrective stuff. I want people to feel like I can help them with things like this and sometimes I’m able to but not always. You’re right there so many things it could be like the ankle or torso which makes it hard when they don’t have a point of pain anywhere or tightness, there body just moves that way

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    Joe
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    #93210
    Madeline Clark
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    Thank you joe this helps a lot. My last question would be what you think is best as far as a “movement assessment” everyone seems to do different things but I feel like I find out way more taking someone through a full workout than just three movements.
    For example my manager has people do a plank, overhead squat, a pull, and maybe a push-up but I’m not sure exactly what I’m looking for. Most of the time I can just modify the exercise and give them ques to correct it and then it’s fine. I don’t see what it’s supposed to tell me by having someone do movements that they don’t know how to have good form on yet

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