Scott and I had a great opportunity this weekend to film some fitness video segments for the popular You Tube Channel Psyche Truth.
This channel is a great resource for health and wellness information. Psyche Truth launched a few years ago and already has over 700 thousand subscribers and is number one in its category on You Tube. They offer a slew of helpful videos on nutrition and techniques to conquer an array of ailments such as back and neck pain. It is also a great resource for the every day athlete who is looking to improve and avoid getting hurt while working out.
Their filming studio is located in downtown Austin, and on Sunday afternoon we headed out to meet up with the film crew.
Our time at the studio involved planning out a storyboard for future exercises that will be filmed, and then setting up to shoot videos for two different exercises.
The Pen Penny Exercise
Mobility is a super hot topic these days, and it is in the process of becoming more mainstream. I was brought on as a model for a segment filmed by Christie Powell who Scott knows through the University of Texas and Champion Performance. She was filming an installment about an exercise that is perfect for people with flat feet. Apparently this affects me, and roughly 80% of the population! A lack of development in the arches can lead to improper movement and result in pain in areas like the knees, ankles and back. We have been lead to believe that using orththopeic inserts in our shoes will help, but that is really an illusion. We need to build our own strength. As always, there are no short cuts! Through using a pen and a penny you can do a simply and painless exercise to begin to develop better arches. It was really cool and though it seemed easy at first it was much more challenging than I expected.
Activate the Hamstrings
Scott’s segment showcased an exercise he frequently uses with his clients as part of a warm up to activate the hamstrings prior to beginning a workout. It is a prone ham curl performed lying on the floor. He explains the process of how to perform it properly in the segment. I was happy to assist and demonstrate his exercise as I have been doing this warm up movement for years. It is frequently part of my workouts and our training sessions. It was very hard for me in the beginning, and though I am perfecting my technique I have also vastly improved through practice (and lots of patience).
I am very excited by Psyche Truth, and the information that they offer so definitely check them out if you have an opportunity. They offer solutions for back pain and assorted athletic issues as their goal is to truly help people feel better and improve their performance.
I will be letting you know when the You Tube videos we filmed are uploaded and available for you to check out!
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