Tequila and Coffee with Johnny & DP (Week 2)

Welcome to Tequila and Coffee with Johnny and DP! In this Virtual Social Hour, we’ll meet on a Zoom Meeting (camera and audio on for everyone, although optional). Johnny and DP will facilitate a discussion on all things health, fitness and community. We invite you to join us in this casual, laid back environment as […]

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[Week 2] Discussion

Build an Activation Block If you don’t want to film your own exercises, Skip to Step 6. Step 1: Pick a region of the body you want to focus on for ActivationStep 2: Film a Fluid Dynamics Technique for that region and upload it to your Program BuilderStep 3: Film a SMUR for that region […]

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Program Builder Tutorial: Uploading an Activity/Exercise 07:56

When uploading Activities to the library, here are three things to consider: Make sure you allow your video that resides on YouTube or Vimeo to be embedded on the Program Builder. Allow the URL “platform.instituteofmotion.com” to be embedded. This will make sure that the video plays correctly when you send your programs/sessions out. If your […]

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Building Blocks: Activation 09:55

Ok, this week is all about EXAMPLES of Activation Sequences, which can apply to either a:A – Work-Out Day (as part of the warm-up), or a B – Work-In Day (as part of an “In The Gym” structured recovery session. At this point, it is not important to focus on which quadrants are used and why, rather, focus […]

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Consideration 4: Stimulation 04:02

Stimulation is the final step of Activation following Fluid Dynamics, SMUR, and Excitation. Stimulation drills focus on improving sensory input, specifically enhancing: Proprioceptors Oculomotor function Vestibular system See the topics below to learn example techniques of stimulation. […]

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Activation Programming 03:13

Programming for Activation is best used for Movement Preparation or as part of a Recovery Day. We recommend going through a 4 step process to promote circulation, neuromuscular upregulation and enhanced sensory feedback to regions of the body that will be utilized most in an upcoming workout.  Pick 1-4 exercises for each step depending on the […]

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Consideration 3: Excitation 04:30

Following Fluid Dynamics and Small Motor Unit Recruitment, the 3rd step in our Activation protocol is Excitation. Excitation involves a rapid turning on and off of both phasic and tonic muscles with focus on being able to quickly turn off. This improves neuromuscular sensitivity, proper rhythm and timing around a joint or series of joints and increases sympathetic tone, […]

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