Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Posture Seminar: The Gravity Game

Just got back from an incredible seminar from NMT Center in Phoenix called the "Gravity Game", a comprehensive seminar about postural assessment, the effects of biomechanical stress in the body, gravity, the feet and gait. Overall it was very good and the part on the foot and how to assess foot function was OUTSTANDING! This year has been especially cool for me as I have new found passion to study human anatomy and take my comprehension of functional anatomy to a new level.

One of the first laws you learn about in the Bible is the law of sowing and reaping. What you sow you reap. This principle applies to every aspect of life and especially your career. If you are a trainer for your profession or are in the health and wellness industry what you sow in terms of study and self growth you will reap. It's funny, since I have started taking these Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars I have started attracting so many new clients and with complex orthopedic challlenges that I would have never been able to help due to my lack of knowledge is various areas. Well, I can tell you first hand that the law of sowing in reaping applies big time when it comes to expanding your business and becoming a person if influence in your community. Those of you who are avid self growth junkies and actually put into action the material you learn can attest to the truth of what I'm talking about. The day you stop growing is the day you start going backwards, both spiritually and professionaly. I am so excited with the new direction in my business as it has BREATHED NEW LIEF INTO ME!!!

BOTTOM LINE: Keep learning, keep growing, ask questions and don't be one of those people that thinks they know it all. For the more you learn the more you truly learn how little you do know.

Monday Training

A-1 Reverse Lunges
2x20kg's 4 x 6/6

B-1 Clean and Press
28kg 5 x 2/2

C-2 Bent Over Rows
28kg 2 x 6/6


taikei said...

By far, my studying/growing aspect turned out to be much of challenging/failing/succeeding. More I read your blog along with Rif and others, I just realized there's more and more to come after RKC cert.

Franz Snideman said...


Yes, the RKC is awesome, but only the beginning of a long journey for you. There is so much to learn about health and fitness that at times it becomes overwhelming!!!

Keep it up though...you will be happy that you did!

Mark Reifkind said...

man I am jealous! that seminar sounds great. I am really exporing the feet and the lower leg and its connections to the rest of the body. be very interesting to see what you discover with your clients and yourself.

Brett Jones said...

If you are not growing - you are wilting. Foot and ankle are huge to function and I would love to discuss some of this with you.
Great stuff

Franz Snideman said...

Mark, this stuff is amazing. You would love this course!!!!


Yes, I to would love to discuss this with you.I have never really dedicated any serious time to studying the foot in my career like I am now. I now see how the feet truly are the foundation of you structure and if biomechancially they are not working well, the dysfuntion becomes magnified as it travels up the kinetic chain.

And the subtaylor joint, talk about about a complicated joint. WOW!

Adam Davila said...

Hey Franz, how's it going? Great post. Interesting that you were studying Posture and Gate analysis. I will be in San Diego May 30th-June 3rd studying Posture and Gate analysis at The Egoscue University in Del Mar. I will be attending the level II Posture Alignment Specialist course. I will be glad to be back in San Diego, I'll try to drop by to say hello to you guys.

Adam Davila
512 762-9548

Franz Snideman said...

Hey Adam, that's great you're in town. Let's grab a bite to eat or perhaps we could have you over for dinner?