It’s often funny how things tend to fall together and all come up at the same time. I’ve been using a technique with a small majority of my athletes and clients for quite some time now, and then today as I hop online and get on facebook and ready to write up this blog post I see this.

Yup, the 9 min mark or so, which is basically the exact thing I was going to write about haha. Lets just say, “copious amounts of curse words” were said. But I’m also super pumped to have a great video to go along with this write up as Quinn and Chad are phenomenal at what they do and I have immense respect for both of them.

 

Anyways, for those of you that want to delve a little deeper into this with me keep on reading.

 

So I’ll admit right off the bat, Tony Gentilcore wrote a phenomenal piece about this a few months back, one that I absolutely loved and have kept. (BAZINGA!)  It changed a lot of my approach on training with individuals and continued to increase some of my already interesting views on postural and functional movements and how to fix them. Since I work with PT’s day in and day out we here at Phoenix are constantly looking at functional movements and assessing how to “fix” movement problems based on strengthening the weak points. Sometimes it’s not always easy, but having multiple eyes to assess movement allows us as trainers here at Phoenix the opportunity to figure things out.

 

So how can you help yourself with these things?

Most band resisted neuromuscular training requires a partner or a trainer in order to monitor the movement and also create the resistance. But you can actually add the resistance in for yourself by simply wrapping a band around a squat rack or a cable machine and pulling one end through an open end. Now the great thing about RNT is that it doesn’t just apply to squatting. We can basically apply to the idea of feeding the disfunction to just about any movement we would like. I personally have used it pretty heavily on pistol squats, lunges, RDL’s, cleans, and of course squats to quite a lot of success. Most individuals are notorious for allowing an inward knee movement doing most of these exercises due to abductor weakness,   so banding the knees causes the knees to collapse in, which forces you to have to counteract that with the glute and abductors thus strengthening them at the same time and helping to fix the movement pattern over time. Give it a try and reap the rewards.