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The Pre-Flight Checklist: Monitoring Readiness

The Pre-Flight Checklist: Monitoring Readiness

“Omne Trium Perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect) Latin phrase   Minimize Injuries, Maximize Performance Intelligent solutions seeking out marginal gains: Those one percent differentiators that will take you from good to great.   The primary limiters of human physical movement and performance is our biological state and how well we interact with the ground and gravity. Our ability to function and perform is limited by how well we can recover from a multitude of seen and unseen stressors, in addition to managing ground reaction forces that move up the body and cause injury problems. At Upright movement, we have previously addressed these limits with our Regeneration Guidelines, Daily Regeneration Monitor, Standards, Movement Signature, and now our Daily Readiness Index. We feel that UpRight Movement has a responsibility to you and thus we are constantly evolving to be better, so that you’re better, and able to pass that “better” along to others in your life. We think of the Daily Readiness Index as a “Pre-Flight Checklist” that can help you achieve the results you want. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. UpRight Movement is a Force Multiplier supporting you with its Regeneration Guidelines. Click Here For: On-Line Daily Readiness...
One Arrow, One Life: Intention and Goals

One Arrow, One Life: Intention and Goals

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.” Unknown   An aspect of mindfulness is to set your intention. When you’re a fast-acting multitasker, your mind can become invaded by the thoughts and responsibilities you’re trying to keep track of. While these goals are important to keep organized, you can deal with the onslaught of to-dos by zoning in on a point of focus. Do this by setting your intention each morning and staying mindful of what matters most that day. For more: see setting your intention. UpRight Movement helps to support the positive practice of  Your “INTENTION”, with its newest Intention handout. Improve your Mindset and make progress toward your goals by leveraging UpRight Movement Principles. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For further assistance see UpRight Movement’s Regeneration Guidelines.   Click Here For:...
Nutrition: Fuel For It

Nutrition: Fuel For It

“Food is far more than fuel; it’s a language that programs every function of your cells.” Catherine Shanahan, MD, Deep Nutrition   Due to UpRight Movement’s dedication to providing you with “best in practice” services we are now referring clients to Origins Nutrition (Nutrition Services) if we feel they could benefit from nutrition counseling in their wellness program. To help fulfill our shared vision and sense of responsibility to upgrade lives, we offer 10 – 20% savings on our services when...
Flexibility + Strength = Mobility

Flexibility + Strength = Mobility

If you tighten the string too much it will snap and if you leave it too slack, it won’t play.   With great flexibility comes great responsibility, (i.e. Flexibility + Strength = Mobility.) Or You wouldn’t drive your car without brakes. MOBILITY — Increasing Joints Ability to Move Joint Structure – Bone – Ligament – Capsule Physiological – Muscle – Tendon Neurological – Fascia – Tone — Multi-Variant — Multi-Planar — Functionally Driven = What it Produces, Not What it Looks like. STABILITY (Reflexive Strength) Control in the presence of change Functional Stability — Motor Control — Timing of Tonic and Phasic Muscles Contracting Smaller “Local” muscles (stabilizers) and bigger “Global” muscles (the big movers) Stabilizing and Mobilizing Passive Stability — Joint Capsules, Ligaments — Joint “Centration” (the stabilization and stacking of the joints along a central axis) Dependent on Motor Control The body is an interdependent kinetic system, and relies on a balance of flexibility and stability. As with many other aspects of movement (Bio-Motor Skills) too little or too much can cause an imbalance. Congenital laxity can be a major problem from a medical perspective. Movement – based and athletic implications aside, hypermobility may not always be benign. The Beighton Scale, Hypermobility Screen is as below with an interval scoring system. 1. Extend the little finger over the back of the hand — if 90 degrees or greater Score: 1 Point Left 1 Point Right 2. Flex the thumb toward the forearm — if the thumb touches the forearm Score: 1 Point Left 1 Point Right 3. Extend the arm — if 10 degrees or more of...
Practicing Awareness: Body Scan

Practicing Awareness: Body Scan

“Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare.” Pema Chödrön   Being mindful is to have a conscious awareness of the present moment; to allow the full experience of humanness to occur- allowing thoughts, feelings, sensations, whatever shows up to simply exist. The conscious mind is our objective or thinking mind, however the subconscious mind stores and retrieves everything that has ever happened to us and controls 90% of our lives. The practice of being present provides access to the subconscious mind and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which contains an enormous amount of knowledge, memories, wisdom and recovery processes that we are likely underutilizing. One of the primary ways to access the subconscious mind is meditation. It can simply be a period of awareness where you stop everything you’re doing and simply pause to notice what shows up in stillness and silence. The Body Scan is one practice that can help you to begin to manage your subconscious mind. Find a quiet, comfortable place to lie down or sit. Put aside anywhere from 5-45 minutes for the scan. The time you allot will affect how slowly or quickly you move from one area of your body to another. UpRight Movement helps to support the positive management of  Your “BODY SCAN”, with its newest Body Scan handout. Improve your Mindset and make progress toward your goals by leveraging UpRight Movement Principles. Aid your Recovery, Health and manage Stress so you can feel better, move better, and perform better! The Pillars of long lasting change are: Mindset, Recovery, Nutrition/Hydration, and Movement. For further assistance see UpRight Movement’s Regeneration Guidelines.   Click...