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LESSONS FOR GREAT HIPS

WITH SAMANTHA FAULHABER

Thai Energy Worker, FRCms, FRAs, FR Lower Limb, Kinstretch, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Have more fun.

I hate the, "so what do you do?" generic small talk. I probably wouldn't have a problem with it if people tended to enjoy their jobs instead of spending most of their time on something they don't even like.

 

"What do you do for fun?" is a much more interesting conversation at least 80% of the time. It's what all that time at that job is enabling them to do in their off time.

 

A few months ago I was at a dinner party, seated next to some people I'd never met before. While we waited for the next gustatory event to take place (I can't believe that's actually a word, it means "concerned with tasting or the sense of taste"), I pulled out old trusty, hoping to see the person light up like it usually happens.

 

"What do you like to do for fun?"

 

Chirp. Thoughtful. Chirp. 

 

The silence was a little sad, to be honest. 

 

Neither person in the couple could think of something they actively do for fun. They seemed happy enough, a great couple, lots of cool things and experiences to share - but all of those stories took place years ago.

 

Can you relate to this at all? You keep pushing things back, and pushing them back, and suddenly you're a bit stiff and afraid and what you're feeling physically makes you less excited than you used to be? You're not sure your body is up for it any more, and all your colleagues keep saying dumb things like "that's just what happens when you hit your 30s"/(40s/50s/60s/whatever age they happen to be).

 

'Good is the enemy of great' could easily be rephrased as 'comfortable is the enemy of passionate'.

 

If you don't use something, you lose it. And when you lose mobility, your world gets just a little smaller. 

 

You do not have to accept this idea.

 

Your body is changing all of the time, and you are in the driver's seat. Take the wheel and get back on the road.

 

Be it languages or mobility training, your body efficiently and ruthlessly stops making space for stuff that you don't make time for. It's the most honest thing out there. Your body records your life.

 

If we never stop playing, we never get old. It's really very close to the truth. Most of us stopped playing, like really playing, but that just means it's time to start again.

 

When I moved to Durham last October I stopped moving quite as much as I usually did. I taught more than I trained and fell into the old adage of not making the time to practice what I preached as much as I preached it. My body felt weaker, my hips circles were smaller and had more achy spots. I could feel myself hesitate to jump as high or as far as I used to. Something had to change. 

 

I already knew what to do. I just had to reconnect to why it was important to me to have that open, strong feeling that lets me move confidently. My lack of action was the only thing standing in my way to do the things I wanted to without pain, question, or insecurity. The past several years and thousands of dollars I've spent studying Thai massage, Functional Range Conditioning, Functional Release, and Kinstretch weren't just supposed to be for my clients, they were supposed to help me have fun too!!

 

Admittedly I made this course because I wanted to get people interested in my mobility training, since this is part of what I do for a living.

 

What I realized as I was making it was that in making the course I was drawing my own blueprint to help myself.

 

My hips feel the best they have in months just from filming all the material. I took all my best intuitive sense about how to arrange and build each lesson on one another and it's fabulous. There's almost 200 people that are working on themselves at various stages of it already, according to their needs.

 

"My plan was to actually run through the full 7 day hip program this week to do that justice. However, after about day 2, things went off the rails due to being busy. HOWEVER, I have been incorporating 5-10 minutes or hip movements (like from lesson 1) and 5-10 minutes of breathing exploration per day and I have to say my hips certainly, and maybe even my back are feeling better. It's crazy just how doing these exploratory movements and reading the spaces my body wants to move in help, but I've got to say it's freeing. I think this time-limited exploration could be an interesting tool for me going forward." - Charlie

 

 

This course will not be what gives you great hips into your 90s.

 

You will.

 

This course is not the end of your training. It's a beginning. An educated teaching on getting in touch with your own body, assessing honestly where you are RIGHT NOW, and showing you what you can do about it, forever. 

 

The work that you do, the joy that you find in moving your body, the practice that you schedule into your life is what is going to keep you moving as much as you want to, so you can:

 

  • Do whatever is fun for you.
  • Have better stories at dinner parties.
  • Help other people realize they can have fun too.

 

Your body doesn't stop changing so you can't stop taking care of it.

 

This course is for you.

 

I'll be honest, it is not easy to make mobility gains.

 

And it shouldn't be.

 

Your body would be full of dents if it were that easy to make changes. It may be unpopular in this microwaveable, miracle world we live in, but it's going to take hard work, consistently, over time.

 

If you ever feel discouraged, you can always message me at samantha@movewellphilly.com - my email address is all over the place just for this reason.

 

Lessons 6 and 7 will be some of the hardest, most deceptively difficult work you have ever done, with almost no workout equipment required.

 

You will be sore, and you will have to figure out how often is often enough for you.

 

You'll have to start thinking about how much you're recovering, and sleeping, to reach your goals. You've probably already been thinking about that already. You know what you would be able to do if you helped yourself. When you start caring about one thing it will bleed into your life and get you thinking about a lot of other things that you could do for yourself. Action is the most powerful tool for further action.

 

And I predict that you will love it. You will quickly feel better than you ever have, and it will become something you're excited about.

 

At some point, the work doesn't become work any more. I encourage you to ask yourself why you want better hips in the first place. Get in touch with your goals and what moving better would really mean for the quality of your life. Start integrating movement into your life.  Look for excuses to move your hips more. Go dancing. Pick up Jiu-Jitsu. Become the world's best lover. Then use this course to make all of those things that much easier in your life. When you start getting in touch with your hips, you'll realize this is something your body has been asking for.

 

I'm planning on living for a long time, so I might as well steer where I'm going.

 

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LESSONS FOR GREAT HIPS INCLUDES:

Learn how you can work with and manage your hip mobility for a long, healthy life of doing what you want to in your body - in less than an hour per lesson.

  • Lesson 1: The Basics (16 minutes)

    Learn simple anatomy terms and how to easily target the joint capsule, the deepest, most communicative layer of your joint, with a drill so simple you can do it standing in line at the supermarket and not even look weird.

  • Lesson 2: Intra-Abdominal Puffing (28 minutes)

    If you can't breathe, you can't train. The first of two breathing lessons in the course, this class helps you get centered and aware to figure out if you're one of the many people I see each day whose back does all the work for their hips.

  • Lesson 3: Variables (36 minutes)

    All or nothing is a great way to get hurt. In this extremely important (and pretty challenging) class, learn the difference between having a body that only has two settings and one that can use just enough effort for the task at hand. Recommended for anyone who lifts weights, trains Jiu-Jitsu, or is a human.

  • Lesson 4: Sensory Stimulation (25 minutes)

    You have the basics down, and how to use them. Now it's time to start feeling out what's going on in your specific body so you can make self-informed decisions for your hips.

  • Lesson 5: Assessment Day (includes printable worksheet)

    Save time and energy by knowing what you're working with. Six short videos and simple equipment like towels, a foam roller, and a yoga block are all it takes to assess each joint angle of your hips. Inspired by the Functional Range Assessment by Dr. Andreo Spina

  • Lesson 6: PAILS and RAILS

    The famed Progressive Angular Isometric Loading and Regressive Angular Isometric Loading from the Functional Range Conditioning system, these videos show you how you can set yourself up to expand and strengthen the ranges you need for strong, mobile hips over time. This hard work is actually a scientifically shown fast track to change when done consistently over time. If you're not ready to put 30 minutes of work in 2-3 days per week, you might not be ready to make a difference in your hip mobility.

  • Lesson 7: End-Range Options (29 minutes)

    Challenge yourself and learn how to solidify your work with true end-range training at each joint angle. This follow-along class is difficult, but not impossible. I'll show you how to make it just right for you.

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"I genuinely can’t wait to get to the next part. Thank you for your wisdom. And your course is perfect just the way it is." 

Chloe

London

"Wooah!! I'm frickin making progress Sam, things are improving, subtle changes, small but noticeable since joining up.

I know as knowledge grows from experimenting it will build better functionality to a lot of my hip, knee and shoulder issues. I'm excited.

Just need to make this stick with a routine daily I think. You are lit! Understanding is half the battle. Thanks heaps."

John

New Zealand

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If you finish this course and didn't like it for any reason, get your money back within 14 days. It's a 7 day course (8 with the bonus materials), and each lesson is less than an hour long. Building 45 minutes into your schedule for 7 days will be as valuable a practice for self-care as anything else you could get good at. Imagine if you made, and protected, 45 minutes to work on yourself that often regularly. You might not know what to do with how great you feel.

 

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