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Functional Progressions

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Building core stability and strength in the sagittal plane. Keep the focus on intra-abdominal pressure and breath as you add movement of your extremities.

Building core stability and strength in all three planes. Keep the focus on intra-abdominal pressure and breath as you add movement of your extremities.

Building core stability and strength in the sagittal plane. Keep the focus on intra-abdominal pressure and breath as you add movement of your extremities. As the support of the table is no longer at your back, this is a progression to higher movement from Functional Progression 1. Think, initiate, execute. Resist motion in hips and shoulders as you use the core to stabilize.

Building core stability and strength in the sagittal plane. Upright through the spine at the bottom of the squat, drive heels into the surface and activate glutes to come into standing position.

Move the entire core as one unit using the elbow to create a point of fixation as the muscles of the posterior shoulder and upper back join the core in lifting to low side-lying. This should be accomplished slowly with extreme attention to detail.

Raise into higher sit with maintained control of the core. Move the whole body as one unit onto all 4s.

Building core stability and strength. Keep the focus on intra-abdominal pressure and breath as you use activate glutes and lift sacrum upward. Take a diaphragmatic breath at the top and return to start position with maintained control

Stabilize the shoulder joint through centering the joint and activating the posterior chain.