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Jesse, it’s clear you have been working on this for some time. I agree completely that I am missing range of motion down the chain, as well as up the chain(psoas and lumbar). One thing is certain at this point… Just when I think I have figured it out, I learn something new. In the larger picture, what is happening is that as I correct one piece I am able to listen to my body and find the next ball of angry tissue which must be targeted next. Keeping the positive changes in my tissues as I move forward through my dysfunction are what turns this from a game of whack a mole into something more a kin to Tetris.
It is mind boggling to think that only 4 months ago, suffering from dual IT band syndrome and unable to run 400m without pain, to last month when I sloppily finished one of the toughest half marathons in the US, to today where I am well on track to getting stable hips in a fully extended, standing position. We’ve often heard that the journey is what is important rather than the destination. I often remind myself of these words of wisdom as I set and meet daily goals which bring me closer to a kung fu master, err… supple leopard.
Feed slack into the system.
If it’s in a bad position get it in a good position – once it’s in a good position, get it moving.
Work upstream and downstream of the target area.
I’ve had to humble myself substantially after learning that I can not get into a good standing position, p.e.r.i.o.d. My musculature is too short in key areas to allow for my hips to align and lock, my back and chest are so tight that my shoulders can’t do the same and my trunk is insanely tight which adds to all of the above as well as the inability to stabilize my spine, even if I could get into a good position. Because I am symmetrically challenged I’ve learned to get the side I’m working on in a good position so that I can get the tissue change to happen. Otherwise, it’s like mashing my body while wearing chain link armor.