Posts by Matt Hornung

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Hannah and I recently went to the 38th National NSCA Conference in Orlando, FL. Over 150 attendees stopped by our booth to gather more information about courses or the science behind the Institute. Many of the Strength Coaches and Personal Trainers had heard about us from blogs or social media and were interested in how they could incorporate PRI into the fitness setting. Many were also interested in the new PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement course. PRI Nation is growing!

Posted July 14, 2015 at 6:24PM

Julie Blandin was recently interviewed for our Featured Interview section, and in this interview she talks about her career path and professional development and how she got involved in PRI. She also discusses a couple teasers for a new course that will be hosted for the fist time in 2015,  PRI Integration for Fitness and Movement. Click  HERE to read the full interview.

PRI Integration for the Home in Seattle, WA June 13-14 has been confirmed, the early registration date has been pushed back two weeks. To recieve the early registration rate of $445 be sure to register before May 29th. Click here to register.

Posted May 18, 2015 at 8:33PM
Categories: Courses

James Anderson will be a keynote presentor at the 2015 Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group Summer Seminar May 15-16, 2015. James will be presenting on "Realizing Tri-Planer Performance through the Respiratory Diaphragm" in his keynote talk, his breakout session is "The Lateralized Foot and Ankle Pattern and the Pronated Left Chest". Good luck James!

Posted May 14, 2015 at 3:17PM

"Extension Powered People: Managing Self-Efficacy Through Integration"

Our 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium on April 16-17, 2015 brought together eight speakers from six different disciplinary perspectives who shared their expertise and experience on working with people who are driven to exceed, excel and excite at the expense of overextending their psychological and physiological systems.  The speakers reflected on the behavior of “extension powered people” and discussed and demonstrated operational treatmenst and intervention concepts and guidelines to reduce self-induced “need” for autonomic force.

Click HERE to view a slideshow of the speakers.

Posted May 11, 2015 at 8:23PM
Categories: Courses

Jason Masek, ATC, CSCS, PT, PRC spoke at the 2015 NCSA Coaches Conference January 9 in Louisville, KY. He spoke about how posture begins with proper rib cage position, which leads to better breathing and ultimately, better athletic performance. He emphasized how the postural position that you start in will affect the position that you end in. Hyperinflation and how to manage athletes with this problem was also discussed. Watch the video HERE.

The article that originally appeared in the April issue of Men's Health is now online, you can read it here.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re an 80-year-old smoker, a 23-year-old Olympian, or a regular, fit guy-odds are the way you’re breathing right now is flooding your body with stress hormones, compromising your joints and mobility, bottlenecking your energy and undermining your performance in the gym and everyday life. Fourteen times a minute, you become a little weaker and a bit duller.

Hruska is on a mission to change that. Step one is understanding how your body is organized.”

1/ Lungs
They come as a pair, but the left Is smaller to accommodate the heart.
2/ Heart
We shift weight onto our right leg in part to counterbalance this organ.
3/ Diaphragm
It has two sides, but the right is thicker and stronger than the left.
4/ Liver
It also has two lobes, but the right is much larger (by a factor of six).

Ron Hruska was recently interviewed by Men’s Health along with Bill Hartman and Neil Rampe discussing Postural Restoration, after Trevor Thieme, Senior Editor for Men's Health attended a Postural Respiration course last year. Topics discussed include: optimal breathing and the typical respiration patterns, asymmetry, PRI in pro baseball, and common compensations that can cause neck, back and joint pain.  

The 90/90 hip lift with balloon was shown as a way to get your diaphragm in a position to work correctly, helping you to breathe appropriately and avoid chronic stress which can increase your risk of dementia by 67%, stroke by 59% and diabetes by 45%.

“You can think of neutrality of being functionally symmetrical- the ability to shift your center of gravity from one side to the other, to breathe efficiently with both lungs, and to maintain position of your true core. “Being neutral helps everything,” says All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. “When I lift, I’m stronger. When I run, I’m faster. It allows me to fully express my power and speed.”

If you haven't already, go out and grab the April 2015 Men’s Health issue and flip to page 144 to read the article, which they refer to as the "#1 Greatest Health Tip Ever!"

Posted April 24, 2015 at 3:58PM

We will be out of the office April 16-April 17 for our annual Interdisciplinary Integration symposium. Please keep this in mind as you are ordering any products or home studies, we will send out products and home studies on Monday April 20, 2015.

Posted April 15, 2015 at 8:13PM

Jennifer and Chris Poulin were recently interviewed by Joe Heiler on TheSportsRehabExpert.com. Topics discussed include PRI in Sports Performance, Injury Prevention, PRI with Military personnel and PRI with the Geriatric population. Chris discussed PRI application in golfers and changes that happen with aging golfers and also typical patterns that he sees with them. He sees typical L AIC patterns that will usually have limited L hip IR, a collapsed R arch in a R handed golfers and have a tough time using their R Glute Max. Click HERE to listen to the whole interview.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re an 80-year-old smoker, a 23-year-old Olympian, or a regular, fit guy-odds are the way you’re breathing right now is flooding your body with stress hormones, compromising your joints and mobility, bottlenecking your energy and undermining your performance in the gym and everyday life. Fourteen times a minute, you become a little weaker and a bit duller.

Hruska is on a mission to change that. Step one is understanding how your body is organized.”

Ron Hruska was recently interviewed by Men’s Health along with Bill Hartman and Neil Rampe discussing Postural Restoration, after Trevor Thieme, Senior Editor for Men's Health attended a Postural Respiration course last year. Topics discussed include: optimal breathing and the typical respiration patterns, asymmetry, PRI in pro baseball, and common compensations that can cause neck, back and joint pain.  

The 90/90 hip lift with balloon was shown as a way to get your diaphragm in a position to work correctly, helping you to breathe appropriately and avoid chronic stress which can increase your risk of dementia by 67%, stroke by 59% and diabetes by 45%.

“You can think of neutrality of being functionally symmetrical- the ability to shift your center of gravity from one side to the other, to breathe efficiently with both lungs, and to maintain position of your true core. “Being neutral helps everything,” says All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. “When I lift, I’m stronger. When I run, I’m faster. It allows me to fully express my power and speed.”

If you haven't already, go out and grab the April 2015 Men’s Health issue and flip to page 144 to read the article, which they refer to as the "#1 Greatest Health Tip Ever!"

The article that originally appeared in the April issue of Men's Health is now online, you can read it here!

Posted March 25, 2015 at 3:21PM
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