I keep hearing and seeing Re-Solve Movement. What is that all about?
Re-Solve movement is the original name of our innovative movement course. It is a play on words of "re" (do again) and "solve" (find the solution) your movement. It was in direct comparison to the "business-as-usual" exercise programs out there. The program remains very different and more successful at reaching one's goals than the other way. Especially if you are stuck somehow or have been told, "It's as good as it gets."
The original tag line was Resolve (decide firmly on a course of action) to Resolve (settle or find a solution) your limitations. Re-solve Movement. A somewhat clever play on words. You will find references to Re-Solve Movement throughout the program. Jim really loved the name and tag line, but alas, no one else did. :)
Why Focus on Breathing?
- ZOA - Zone Of Apposition: The Zone is created when the ribcage is positioned in a state of exhalation: rotated down away from the face, neck and collar bone; in towards the center, and back over the pelvis. This down, back, and in position puts the diaphragm in the correct position to perform an inhalation.
- Inhalation means to get bigger in all dimensions consisting of up, forward, and out away from the center.
- Exhalation means get smaller in all dimensions consisting of down, back, and in (in is really the spine moving over to one side).
- When both the diaphragms and the rib cages (yes there are two of each) are made to smoothly alternate between the two states of inhale and exhale:
- Air most efficiently moves in and out of the lungs.
- The system goes through a pumping motion moving air, lymph (waste product drainage system), and pressure most effectively side to side, up and down, and in a twisting motion.
- This is beneficial for every aspect of the human body as it allows flow to happen reducing stagnation.
- Analogy: a towel being used to soak up a mess, being twisted into a tight band to squeeze out the dirty water so it can then be untwisted to absorb freshwater - pumping & flowing: out with the old, dirty water and in with the fresh and clean.
- Since the spine connects the entire body, this rib cage twisting and untwisting also unlocks every joint in the body to allow maximal movement:
- reducing strain and possibly perceived pain
- maximizes the potential to fully recover
- maximizes force production of muscles leading to more efficiency and better performance.
Is there a specific order to the program?
Yes! The program has been designed to address the root movement impairments in the most effective way. You have the option to look ahead but we strongly recommend you follow the program in the order it is laid out.
Some activities look similar, even in the same section. Can I just choose one to do?
Some of the activities have similar outcomes but are included for different reasons. For example, in Module Two: Shutting Down Patterns Activities, Inhibition Will Set You Free
, there is the Lie Over a Ball, and Child's Pose with Serratus Anterior. While these may seem similar because they both restrict front rib movement in a crawling type position, they have different intentions. The Lie Over a Ball activity is all about relaxation and meditative body experience to teach you something about yourself and how you move and breathe. The Child's Pose with Serratus Anterior is all about moving the ribs backward over the pelvis and back expansion. Both of these activities move the ribs back over the pelvis but the ball is more about meditation and neural reset through relaxation and the child's pose is more about a little more effort to gain a sensation of stretching the back with air.
What are the 3 planes of movement?
- The 3 planes of movement that every joint must be proficient in are Sagittal, Frontal, and Transverse.
- The sagittal plane (SP) occurs as you are looking at the person from the side. Examples: ankle pump up/down, knee bend/extending, neck looking up/down.
- The Frontal Plane (FP) occurs as you are looking at the person from the front/back. Examples: Moving leg out to the side, Trunk sliding side to side like a "sliding glass door" or neck bending side to side
- Transverse Plane (TP) occurs as a twisting motion like turning head side to side, rotating hips or shoulders.