INTRO: Hey guys! Welcome to MoveU Unfiltered, transforming the way you connect with your body and reigniting that winning mindset that guides you back to the active life you love.
MIKE: Welcome to another awesome episode of MoveU Unfiltered. I’m your host, Dr. Mike Wasilisin here as always with my co-host.
ANDREW: Andrew, that’s me. UPS guy, come over here.
MIKE: Come in and say hi. Look at the UPS dude.
MIKE: Alright. Alright guys, we actually have an awesome episode today. For those of you guys listening out there, know that we’re also going to be hosting these as a live VideoCast on Instagram Live. We’ll be doing it at 1:30 every Wednesday. So you can listen to us on iTunes. You can listen to us on Podbean. You can listen to us on Google Play or you can watch us on Instagram Live. How cool is that?
ANDREW: There’s a lot going on.
MIKE: There’s a lot going on. So today, we have a cool episode and what we’re going to talk about today is let’s go over the different types of hip pain, the causes of each one, and maybe even a couple of specific things for people to start working on today.
MIKE: We’ve had quite a day so far.
ANDREW: I think the biggest one that we get is the femoroacetabular impingement.
MIKE: We made some big breakthroughs with that resource.
ANDREW: It’s the pain in the front and it’s correlated directly to that poor posture especially with anterior pelvic tilt.
MIKE: Always I think.
ANDREW: People get it when you’re squatting, when you’re bending over, when you’re lifting your leg, when you’re sitting down, you’re trying to stand up. It’s brutal. I’ve had it. It’s actually really, really painful.
MIKE: I haven’t had it yet. I know I have more propensities to it because I’m more of an anterior tilt position. I haven’t had it yet myself, but what we do know is this guy, this is an interesting journey. This started with hip impingement, Andrew. It started back in 2010 for me. I was at the NFL Combine working with all of the NFL chiropractic and the NFL trainers, and we’re talking about hip impingement. Honestly, nobody really had a definitive answer for what to do.
ANDREW: You cut the hip open and then you replace it with a metal rod.
MIKE: There you go.
ANDREW: You shave away some stuff. There you go. That helps.
MIKE: That’s it? Boom! Problem solved. Here’s what we found, though. We’re actually so excited about this discovery. I wonder when we discovered the correlation with tilt in that because, man, it is the most rock solid and it works. Here’s the thing, guys. There’s two part of doing something clinical or helping people with pain is that you don’t what the problem is but also, you don’t know what to do about it. Everyone could be right about some diagnosis but who actually has a game plan in place to get them better with it? That’s the whole difference. I don’t know many.
MIKE: So hip impingement, would you say was in the last couple of years?
ANDREW: Yeah, for sure.
MIKE: Last couple of years. So we discovered that hip impingement is always caused, always from we’ve seen, there are fine exceptions from being an anterior pelvic tilt, which is this arch positions right here. What happens here, the reason why is whenever you’re arched in this position and you go to sit down into a squat, you got top right here, your crest, that bone, your femoral head and also the acetabulum, they whack each other and they cause a pinch right here. If you’re feeling that with the squat, with the dead lift, mostly squatting, what else do you catch it with, bending, squatting, lunging?
ANDREW: You can definitely catch it in a dead lift for sure.
MIKE: Definitely catch it in dead lift, right. So we’ve discovered that is the root cause of hip impingement.
ANDREW: Running, for sure running. Every time you pull that leg up, pinch.
MIKE: I would imagine more sprinters.
ANDREW: Sprinters get killed. I would think they are the worst.
MIKE: People know that as FAI, femoroacetabular impingement, hip impingement. It’s often also mistaken with sports hernias because that’s right in the same area. Sport hernia really is a strain of the muscles down here near the groin, but keep in mind, it’s probably impingement. Now we’re doing kind of VideoCast and I’ll describe it as well. If you are standing and you’ve got your knee drawn up to your chest and you turn.
ANDREW: You turn your foot outward.
MIKE: And you push your foot outwards, you’re now bringing your knee across the body. Boy does that hurt. You guys in podcast, you’re probably…
ANDREW: Mike is not as flexible to do that. He’s just reaching his leg.
MIKE: Here’s the thing, guys. I actually have, now, I have control of my body but…
ANDREW: More limited range to control.
MIKE: I have limited range to control my body. It’s in control of that limitation. Andrew has got the full control, right? Mine is more tighter, but that’s part of the discovery process, right, is learning where your limits are, in living your life within those limits. If you want to push into a new hobby or new movement, once you discover your limits, you’ll know what you have to do to get there rather than just going into that new thing and hurting yourself.
MIKE: Hip impingement, remember the test we did is if you guys literally put a foot up here on a table, not this high.
ANDREW: Like a chair? Here.
MIKE: If you guys put your foot up on a chair and then what you simply do for you guys watching is you push that knee inward like this. If that’s grabbing you a pinch right there, it’s probably hip impingement. Now, we consider ourselves like a movement mentor to you. We all need our own mentors in life. It helps expedite the process of learning and getting to your goals. What I could tell you is this, though. The solution is not focused on hip impingement because where does that take them? They Google that.
ANDREW: Then they end up going to a medical doctor and talking to osteo and they get a surgery consult. The surgeon usually says, “Yes, you need surgery now because you have a spur forming.”
MIKE: The torn labrum. “Your labrum is a little torn. We’ll just going to clean it up a little bit.”
ANDREW: Yeah and so then you go under the knife and you create all this scar tissue in there and this inflammation actually ends up reducing the range of motion for your hip even more. You fuck up your function significantly more after the surgery. We have not seen a successful hip surgery.
MIKE: We had a recent patient come in here. Was it last week? Oh, it’s the girl. She was awesome. Anyway, a woman drove a couple of hours to see us and she had FAI surgery on the right side. Of course two years later, it happens on the left. The reason why? Because the cause was never addressed. It’s simple, guys. If you focus on symptoms, you’re going to end up at a dead end which is going to be drugs or surgery. That’s just where you’re going to go.
If you focus in the cause, which is that anterior tilt, you focus on breathing, core bracing, using your gluts, all of the six points of contact we talked about – gripping the ground with your feet, learning how the knee works, each glut works, how the core works, the shoulder blade control, all of this position that applying that position to every movement of your life and becoming obsessed with it, you will give yourself, you’ll be in complete control of your future and of your life and of your hip. You won’t need those surgeries.
Now, granted there’s probably a time and place where you screw yourself up so bad that despite your best effort, you still may need surgery, but you still do the process first.
ANDREW: Yeah, it’s pretty rare case and you do the process first and then you do it after.
MIKE: Here’s the reason why you do it first. I’m going to tell you why is because if you do surgery first and then commit to the process after, you know what’s going to happen? It’s the same shit, guys. You’re going to get the surgery and you’re going to feel a little bit better immediately, and then you’ll go, “Cool! That’s on the backburner. I’m going to just live my life again.” You’ll forget about it. Guess what happens? It comes back tenfold to hit you and then you’ve got problem with the other hip, and then you get all the other anterior tilt symptoms. You get SI joint pain. You get a rib thrown out of place. You get all the stuff that goes with it. It’s the same freaking story. We’ve heard it hundreds of times. These people coming in here and wants to tell their story, I’m like, “You’re boring, dude! Your story is boring.”
ANDREW: Whether they come in with a knee issue, hip issue, rib out, back issue, it’s all the same underlying cause and we say that in all of our videos and all of our content.
MIKE: Shall we look at them?
ANDREW: I don’t know.
MIKE: We’re confused. We’ve never done this.
ANDREW: Because people are hopping in right now, they have no fucking clue what’s going on.
MIKE: Okay. Every Monday, we’re putting our calendar up so you’re going to see all of our live events. Our goal is to become your #1 channel for movement related getting out your pain, improving your posture, improving your function, ultimately living your best active life. That’s what we’re doing right now and this is our first under the VideoCast so we don’t know whether to look at the microphone, to look at you, or look at that camera.
ANDREW: Well, that disappears. This doesn’t.
MIKE: What disappears?
ANDREW: The video.
MIKE: Oh, it does. Okay. Hip impingement, the cause is always the same. Core breathing, core bracing, glut because here’s what happens. Anytime you have pain, you must start over again. Your ego, everything you think you know, you need to throw it out the window because you don’t know. That’s the truth. Pain is an indicator that you don’t know what’s happening. When you have pain, something has been accumulated for so long because you’ve been doing it so wrong for so long.
ANDREW: That’s good.
MIKE: That’s good. You’ve been doing it so wrong for so long and then it just hits you. It just comes on the radar screen. So you don’t know what you’re doing if you have pain. Something is broken and the only way to identify what it is is to turn your big movements – squatting, dead lifting, moving, twisting – is to separate that movement in the individual pieces which are called moves. That’s it because then once you assess each piece – can you grip the ground with your left foot? Can you grip with your right foot? Does your knee turn outwards? Can you fire up the right glut? Can you fire up the left glut? Can you brace your core and breathe? Can you combine the glut and the core? Can you get your scapula, your shoulder blade to pull down back and hold? Can you hold it down the back with your core on? Can you do the same with the left? Now, can you go into a hip pinge and maintain all those points?
When you break anything down to its individual pieces, that’s how you discover where your weakness is. I was reading my favorite book, Mastery, of course. It talks about the greats, right? It talked about the Einsteins, the Beethovens, the Darwin. It talks about all these guys. They started with some kind of career or hobby where they built something with their hands. It’s interesting. What Robert Greene describes is when you build something with your hands, let’s say you build houses like Greg Rose, father of Titleist Performance Institute. He went to school for engineering, so he learned to build houses and now he says he builds athletes.
ANDREW: It’s cool.
MIKE: It’s cool. These people that have used their hands, let’s just say you know how to build a house, you know that the first thing you need is the foundation, right? The second thing you need is the frame and then that’s when you start doing the other shit, I think. I’ve never built a house, but I built like three stands in barns and stuff. Generally, I build popsicle stick houses, right, same thing. Have you ever build things?
ANDREW: Yeah, you need a foundation.
MIKE: So those movements – and if your house is tipping over, guys, right, currently – and that’s pain and you’re trying to do it well. “Let’s try this exercise. Let’s do the stretch.” You’re trying to like put patches all over the place when you really got to assess the foundation, and those are the foundational moves we call them – the foot, the glut, this, and that. You can learn about those moves more on MoveU.com and hit free program. We have tests on there for you to assess the six foundational moves that you need to have. All of those moves together form every movement of your life. Whether you’re golfing or whether you’re playing soccer, whether you’re running, it’s all the same basic six moves that form all of the movements. You must critically assess those moves, though. You must drop your ego. If you hurt, you’re failing at those tests, probably all of them.
MIKE: You haven’t talked in a while, have you?
ANDREW: No, nothing.
MIKE: You’re eating now. You at least got that done.
ANDREW: Yeah. I demolished that meal too.
MIKE: I’ve never seen somebody eat so fast. I never have.
ANDREW: So hip pain.
MIKE: Oh yeah, hip pain.
ANDREW: Come on, kid.
MIKE: So that’s cool. So hip impingement I would say that’s probably the most common pain. Would you say it’s common?
ANDREW: Oh yeah.
MIKE: Why don’t we put SI joint in the category?
ANDREW: Alright, it’s not the hip but okay.
MIKE: Well, they think it’s hip.
ANDREW: I know. You guys point at your lower back, the dimples on your lower back and they are like, “My hip hurts.”
MIKE: Talk to them about it while I get the monitor.
ANDREW: And your hip is actually on the sides of your body, so if you put your hands on the sides of your thighs, bring your hands up a little bit and feel the bone sticking out, that is your hip. That’s the greater trochanter and it actually goes, you’ve got a big bone that goes inside the hip joint and attaches to your pelvis. The SI is part of the pelvis. It’s in the back side. It attaches the pelvis to the sacrum. If you have SI joint issues, it’s not a hip issue but it could be coming from the hip. Forget it. Everything is coming from other places. I think there are piriformis issues that we can go over that’s attached to the hip.
MIKE: Oh yeah.
ANDREW: And then almost like a posterior impingement, which is again, the same deal.
MIKE: That’s a little more rare.
ANDREW: Very rare.
MIKE: I’ve that one. You know what we’re going to go over is glut medius stuff with. Glut medius, I find usually is the quickest to eliminate the symptoms; however, how long it’s going to last, I don’t know yet.
ANDREW: Because they are still overusing the glut medius. I looked quite a bit into it. There’s different heads of the glut medius and one head is okay to strengthen, the other one is not and that’s usually the part that gets overworked.
MIKE: Well, let’s see. If they are anterior tilt.
ANDREW: Turns off posterior head.
MIKE: If they are anterior tilt, they turn off posterior head? Let me see.
ANDREW: One is going to be more of an internal rotator, the other is going to be at a…
MIKE: Glut medius is going to go iliac crest, the greater trochanter down there and create that triangle type motion. Open chain, it draws the hip upwards and it’s a stabilizer, so when you run, you’re right. If you walk, when your right foot is on the ground, your left foot is swinging. Your right glut medius should be keeping the hips level. Medical guys, you know something Trendelendburg’s test is where that hip drops downward like this. That’s a sign of a weak glut medius. This is really out of shape. People usually have that thing.
MIKE: I don’t see many of those signs.
ANDREW: Yeah, one part of it is going to rotate the knee inward. The other one is going to…
MIKE: Yeah, I get that.
ANDREW: Because you can feel it. If you put your hand on the outside of your butt cheeks and you rotate your knee, your leg inward, you’ll feel it pop out of the side. It’s going to be like the TFL and the glut medius.
MIKE: I would think that generally, the posterior glut medius is going to be the weak one because people are going into collapse.
MIKE: I actually never thought about being a rotator based on that muscle.
ANDREW: Tiny, tiny, tiny rotator.
MIKE: Yeah, not too much because we’re talking about the glut medius muscle, guys. For you listeners out there, what that muscle is, if you feel those dimples in the back of your hips, that’s your SI joint and then if you start taking your hands around, like you put your hands on your hips, your arms out wide, you’re like, I’m sure somebody like, “Who the hell is this? What the hell is my neighbor doing in my property?” that look. Underneath your hands, that’s where your glut medius is and we often find now, to tell you the truth, I still think I have some missing information about the glut medius. I feel like I still have some learning to do with that muscle because it tends to be, we can easily shotgun and say, “If your glut max isn’t firing, the glut medius overdoes it.” It’s easy to say that. I don’t think many people argue with that, but I think there’s some more it. That rotation component, I like that.
ANDREW: Lovely. That’s great.
MIKE: Here’s the cool thing, guys. Let me tell you the beauty about hip impingement. We’re in hip impingement then we moved to SI joint. It’s the same thing, though. It’s from being an anterior tilt. It’s the same as that thing. If you’re an anterior tilt, what it does, it causes your back to go into extension and that extension jams down the joints. If you guys do have chronic back pain, hip pain, sciatica, quit wasting your time and get on our webinar or just save the webinar and then enroll in the MoveU Method. We built this thing over thousands of hours. The results are life changing. I can’t even read the testimonials without tearing up and it’s one after another one. Andrew does not do that in the program. He’s moving his belly right now.
ANDREW: Very serious in the program.
MIKE: We’re pretty serious. We’re pretty passionate when we talk about really helping people.
ANDREW: Yeah. If I were to actually speak in the Instagram videos, it would be very dull.
MIKE: So SI joint pain is the same thing. You guys want the quick fix, right? You lay on your back. You spin your leg over. You might be able to self release your SI joint. You do the basic, you can bring your knee to your chest and breathe. That’s just all stupid shit, though. It’s stupid shit.
ANDREW: You lost me halfway through there, anyways.
MIKE: Which part.
ANDREW: I forgot what you were even talking about. Oh, quick release stuff for the SI.
MIKE: So then we talk about, do we even get into the medius still? Maybe we can give them some stuff to help them with that one.
ANDREW: Lying on the ball on the side just destroying yourself.
MIKE: Yeah. Glut medius, destroy yourself.
ANDREW: Any muscle really, feel free to smash the muscle against the ball or…
MIKE: People are afraid because they are afraid they are going to hurt themselves worst. They become baby. I’m going to grab a lacrosse ball.
ANDREW: Just grab a lacrosse ball. Because we’re so knowledgeable about this stuff and I’m like, “Yeah, just use a lacrosse ball,” and then people are like, “How?” Oh my gosh, shit.
MIKE: This is glut medius, guys. Glut medius pain is stuff that you get through here. Oh yeah, we’ve got piriformis too. What’s that?
ANDREW: Talk to the mic.
MIKE: Talk to the mic. Through here. Where’s here? Okay. Glut medius pain, guys, we’re talking about that stuff, it’s like it wraps around the top of the hip crest. Now that, you can do in a lacrosse ball every day and you lay on it. Is that in our free program?
MIKE: No. It’s not in there. There you go. Alright. So you use lacrosse ball on the top of that muscle and you lay on your side and get that. I’m sure we have that video somewhere.
ANDREW: We do.
MIKE: Our new exercise library, you should be able to search it. Guys, we have our new exercise library we just launched. Have you looked at it yet, Andrew?
ANDREW: Yeah. You can actually just search for stuff.
MIKE: It’s cool. We’ve upgraded it. It’s all free. We’ve got like 350 videos in there. Go to MoveU.com, scroll way to the bottom, Exercise Library, and then you’re going to see, click on glut medius and it should pop up.
ANDREW: You don’t click on it. You type it and then you click on it.
MIKE: He’s good. Alright. So then we move to piriformis.
ANDREW: If you have hip impingement, your piriformis is overacting and if piriformis is overacting, you’re at risk for hip impingement.
MIKE: One leads to another, but it’s all the same.
ANDREW: I’m like trying to talk about this stuff and all the hip injuries are coming from the same reason. I don’t even want to talk about it.
MIKE: I’m almost wondering, are we doing everyone a disservice by talking about the symptoms? But they connect with the symptoms.
ANDREW: Yeah, they do.
MIKE: Because you die. You’ll die holding those symptoms, just so you know.
ANDREW: Piriformis is tight. You feel that like deep kind of radiating pain in the glut and it may even kind of travel a little bit down.
MIKE: Yeah, you could get some sciatica. It’s called pseudo-sciatica.
ANDREW: I’ve had that before. My back was all tweaked out. It’s more like a throbbing. It’s very different from the disc sciatica that I had, different from the SI joint. I’ve had all these issues.
MIKE: I’ve had piriformis.
ANDREW: Happy to have said that I’ve had disc herniation, SI joint out of whack, piriformis issues, and hip impingement.
MIKE: I’ve had SI joint, joint in the back, well then it goes back then it goes to my shoulder, knee, and hip after that.
ANDREW: Yeah. They all feel different, that’s for sure.
MIKE: It’s interesting because we have talked about this. Most people have a right-side weakness. It’s weaker than the other one and what that will do is it will cause that right knee to buckle inward, cause that unleveling of the hips too. I’m figuring where I’m going with this one. I think I want to talk about the big toe.
ANDREW: And then the big toe.
MIKE: I want to talk about the big toe because I trained jujitsu. You know what’s interesting? Because most people, the right side is weaker, we measure toe strength, big toe strength. Most people, not most but often have the strength in the right toe than the left one. The big toe is the kick stander. It prevents your arch from collapsing. What I found, Andrew, because my right side is weaker, I trained jujitsu, you know what happens? I get turf toe and that is pain on the big knuckle joint. Why is that funny?
ANDREW: It’s funny to me.
MIKE: It hurts. Dude, I hurt it bad. It was interesting because where someone can experience, most people would just go, “I have toe pain.” I know that it’s not. It’s the chain on the right side. It’s my foot gripping and the toe, my knee is spinning out. The glut is not firing as much because my hip mobility is slightly limited on that side because I’m an anterior tilt. I know that’s why my toe hurts. But most people, “My toe hurts. I’m going to see a podiatrist.” The podiatrist is like, “You need a toe injection.”
ANDREW: Toe injection.
MIKE: You’re going to feel great.
ANDREW: Shave some bone off your toe.
MIKE: Yeah, you’ll be fine, a million bucks. That’s why we know that shit doesn’t work, but we’re not totally against surgery. For example, if I was on a balcony. I fell and landed on my ass and I have massively ruptured disc. Why, the balcony is funny?
MIKE: I have massively ruptured disc. The first thing I would do is go through a MoveU Method because we crave to be the best in the word. That’s what I would do. I’ll spend three months going through it. If I still wasn’t making steady progress, if I hit a plateau, did everything in my power and still was actually going down, I may consider surgery, but I would never do a surgery before completing the MoveU Method. I’m saying MoveU because I don’t know another program out there to do.
MIKE: What other programs are out there for the back and hip?
ANDREW: That doesn’t include some sort of one on one, which I don’t know anyone that works like we do one on one. I’m having trouble explaining that.
MIKE: Well, one on one doesn’t work.
ANDREW: No, no. Well, unless they found some other method that’s like ours that is one on one.
MIKE: Right. It’s like Egoscue Method. They have done a good job. They are old school.
ANDREW: Sorry guys.
MIKE: They are old. It’s old. There, you have it. I think it’s great what he has done. The Egoscue Method is also a thing but you got to go in there one on one in person or you do like these Skype calls. It’s out of date. It’s like 2017. It’s like they are trapped in the 80s. There, I said it.
MIKE: Damn. But here’s the thing. I’ve never done Egoscue. I’ve just seen what they are doing, so maybe I’m a little biased with that one. Okay. So the thing with piriformis issue is generally, let me give you guys a general thing about piriformis. Piriformis, to find your piriformis muscle, literally, you got to dig your hand like in your ass, not in the middle.
ANDREW: I did mention where you find the hips. That’s a good start.
MIKE: Okay. So you find those bumps that stick out on the side of the hips. That’s your greater trochanter. Now, what you do is you just take that, you go directly behind you. Follow that line straight until you meet almost the tail bottom, that line but really deep is the piriformis muscle.
What’s interesting about the piriformis muscle is it has a similar action as the glut maximus. The glut maximus turns the hip outwards and so does the piriformis. However, the glut max is 20 times stronger than the piriformis. Most people, if you’re in forward tilt, your glut max is not firing. You don’t believe me? Put your hands on your ass, tuck your hips in a posterior tilt as much as you can and feel those gluts kick on, but most of you live in anterior tilt, you’ve been sitting for most of your life. Even if you stand now, you spend the first 12 years of your life sitting. The point is when you’re an anterior tilt, the glut max is not firing, so the piriformis has to try to take over the job, a massive job, but just can’t handle it. The piriformis becomes overworked. It becomes hypertrophied and now that clams down. You get a deep glut.
It’s just like I’m scratching my ass over the last five minutes for some reason. I don’t know why I do that. When I’m watching Price is Right, I do some weird thing with my hand. I put it behind my back.
ANDREW: Look how he did that.
MIKE: I like put it like down my pants and I don’t know why I do that. Weird. I hope I don’t do that again.
ANDREW: I had a dream last night that you posted just six random photos of you doing dumb shit on Instagram like in a room. I called you like, “Why would you post that many dumb photos?”
MIKE: What were the photos?
ANDREW: Just you like just doing exercises and jujitsu. I’m like, “Why?”
MIKE: Jujitsu. Blue belt trainer with a white….
ANDREW: I don’t remember my dreams and that was the first time I remembered in like months.
MIKE: I love it. That’s good. I like that I’m on your mind. That’s good because people that like me, they are like, “Oh, your podcast,” it’s like my voice is just always around. It’s kind of fun.
ANDREW: I hate it.
MIKE: I know you do. It’s funny, Andrew and I if we go to a party, we don’t even talk to each other, hours.
MIKE: I didn’t talk to you over at Laura’s house, did I?
MIKE: No. I mean, I didn’t even make eye contact with you, and it’s fine.
ANDREW: I see him enough.
MIKE: Cool. So here’s what we’ve gone over so far, guys. We went over hip impingement, pain in the front of the hip. We went over some glut medius pain off the side. We went over piriformis issue. You want to go over posterior impingement? Why don’t you talk to them about that?
ANDREW: The cause, it’s like the hip goes into extension and then you lean back, so if you kick your foot back behind you and this can catch you if you’re a terrible runner like I was at that time, and you’re kicking the foot out the back and you’re pushing away with your quads, then you can actually create impingement in the backside of the hip, also deep musculature. Obturator muscles that are super deep.
MIKE: Yeah, obturator internus.
ANDREW: I remember those guys.
MIKE: Yeah, gemelius superior, gemelius inferior, obturator internus, externus, stupid stuff. I don’t even want to try to brag about that. I don’t remember them.
ANDREW: And also when you’re doing like kettlebell swings or explosive work, jumping, you kind of feel the backside of the hip deep, way under the gluts and it all comes down to the same stuff again. I don’t necessarily need to repeat it.
MIKE: The beauty of this is, here’s the process for you guys. Depending on where you are, it usually starts with an injury and then you want to gather knowledge. So you’re getting knowledge but from all these different people. But here’s the thing, the people giving you this knowledge are usually trying to give you quick fixes. Do you agree with that?
MIKE: Do the stretch. Do this inversion table. Do this strap thing. All these tons of quick fixes, and so now, you have this like knowledge base of like wide list that you become lost in it because you don’t see the path. No. Do that book, guys. You guys want a great book, Mastery by Robert Greene. Get it. A good mentor doesn’t give a shortcut but streamlines the process, and that’s what we do. That’s what we’ve done.
ANDREW: And that’s what we’re continuing to improve on them too.
MIKE: We’re not here to give you shortcuts. That’s why you guys you asked these questions on Instagram. “My hip hurts. Should I be doing like this stretch?” I’m like, “That’s what you’re asking for? Sure.” A good mentor doesn’t give a shortcut because we know what that leads. It leads down a dead end road.
ANDREW: We have one of those questions right now.
MIKE: Yeah. A good mentor does not give a shortcut but streamlines the process.
ANDREW: You sound like a robot cop. Yeah.
MIKE: Just so you guys know our mission here as well, right? Our mission is to empower you to take ownership of your body.
ANDREW: What to do for FAI.
MIKE: Right, there it is. What to do for FAI. Guys, FAI, GMT, SIG, disc herniation, all that shit is the same thing. If you really care, if you really are truly ready to make a change, if you really want that transformation, those 15 breakthroughs in a row that lead to a life changing transformation. If you failed at surgery, if you’ve been to chiro, if you’ve been to PT, if you’re frustrated, if you’re hopeless, if you’re feeling fearful, if you’re limited, join the MoveU Method. Enroll in the program. We spent thousands of hours developing it. We believe it’s the best in the world. There are breakthroughs every day. I literally tear up reading the results, every single day. It’s a full interactive program. Get on one of our webinars to learn more about it and register for a webinar. We do three live webinars a week. I’ll give you guys a little secret. If none of the times work, register anyways for it. You’ll get a replay in your inbox. That’s the real process. Quit wasting your time. This is what we do best. We’re on a mission.
Here’s the mission. Currently, the medical system owns back pain. That’s the primary. If you’ll back me, you go to the MD. That’s what they do and the MDs aren’t trained for that. So they send it to PT that does basic insurance driven shit. That doesn’t work so that the MD sends them to pain management where they get drugs and then they feel hopeless and drugged, and then they go get surgery. It’s a fucking disaster. It doesn’t work. We’re taking that out of their hands and we need your help to do it. We need you to share this information. We need you to spread the word. If you’re in pain, get into the program. If you know somebody who is, give them our Instagram page. We’ll keep them entertained for a while and we’ll guide them the right way. That’s what we’re doing here. We’re closing down this business, Cali’s fine, and we’re going on with MoveU very soon. That’s what we’re doing. Get on the damn webinar if you have problems.
Let’s say some function really well. Because they are functioning well, hey guys, your function has been determined more than likely by your overall physical development since you were 2. It goes all the way back to crawling. Did your parents forced you to stand too fast? Well then yeah, you may actually develop issues. Did you miss the speed phase in your life where you weren’t focused on being fast when you were 5-7 years old? Did you miss the strength phase? These problems come about from missing phases or not completing any of those, those active phases that develop your core and gluts.
If it so happens that you do function great, are pain free, the Instagram videos we do, if you put each one to use, you will transform yourself overtime. That will be all you need. If you have chronic pain, you cannot use our Instagram videos to get you back to that 10/10 level. You might use it and get you from a 4 to a 6 or 2 to 7, but who wants to live at a 7? Life of success or death by mediocrity. Seven is mediocre to me. We don’t stand for that.
ANDREW: It’s getting dark, hardcore.
MIKE: Passionate. It’s not dark. Now, I’m sad. Now I need a drink of water.
ANDREW: I love it. I think it’s like losing and losing me there because we just did two webinars.
MIKE: Oh yeah. We talked a lot today.
ANDREW: We’re still talking. Well, you are. You are definitely.
MIKE: Well, we’re almost done.
ANDREW: You got an engine with his mouth. It’s crazy.
MIKE: We said we’d go over the hip today. So we went over hip impingement. We went over glut medius. We went over posterior impingement. We went over FAI. We went over SI joint. We covered all of them.
ANDREW: The TFL.
MIKE: Oh yeah.
ANDREW: We didn’t cover all of them.
MIKE: Snapping hip. People call it snapping hip.
ANDREW: Snapping rip.
MIKE: We had a comment one time, what was it exactly? Guys, the stuff you send us in Instagram is so ridiculous. You ask us unanswerable questions. We’re just looking at it and I go, “I’m not even answering this.” What was the question, Andrew?
ANDREW: Dude, every word was spelled incorrectly. “What do about scrapping rip?”
MIKE: What? It was snapping rip.
ANDREW: Snapping rip.
MIKE: I’m like, where do we even start with you? Price told me, “Don’t freak.”
ANDREW: So it’s like if you’re lying on your back and you’re doing like leg lifts. Everyone knows what leg lifts are usually, but you feel like the hip is popping every time you drop the leg and it doesn’t hurt.
ANDREW: Yet. That is the IT band or the glut medius, whatever it is that’s tight is causing it to snap over the greater trochanter as you drop the leg or it could maybe even the psoas snapping over the front of the pelvis.
MIKE: Yeah. What are you going to say about that to them if they have that?
ANDREW: I’m going to say the same thing. I don’t know what to do now. It’s all about fixing those movement patterns. It’s usually the left side that does it because the left side is, again, usually tighter on people. I like that I can say that because we’ve seen it in the office, but now it’s multiplied by hundreds, people saying the same thing on Instagram. Most people say it’s their left side that’s popping or tight and the right side is weak, and it’s just backed up just by seeing all of these people say it. It comes down to beating up that tissue again, stretching it properly, getting deep into the psoas under the intestines.
MIKE: Deeper than you think. It’s deep enough where you think you’re going to….
ANDREW: You’re destroying…
MIKE: You’re 4 inches in here.
ANDREW: You got to use the restroom before you go work on that stuff.
MIKE: You’re going to feel like you’re going to shit yourself.
ANDREW: Yup. You put it much more clear.
MIKE: They understand what that means. They know that feeling.
ANDREW: And then breaking down the TFL muscle, which is if you put your hand on that hip bone again on the side and then go forward toward your crotch, right there is going to be your TFL. That region, all the way from there up to your hip crest is going to be TFL and then if you go back, you’re going to hit the glut medius again.
MIKE: So you got to discover, like, if you have a snapping hip, you want to lay your ground. You want to put your hand by the TFL and move your hip. Did you feel a popping underneath your finger? Don’t get too excited yet because the body, popping reverberates very well throughout the body, meaning that you may think you’re on it, but you got to keep moving on. You’d feel it will get more intense. It’s like sound underwater. Do you ever notice that? People go, “Oh, it’s clicking here.” I’m like, “No. You’re pointing to your shoulder but it’s actually coming from your big toe.”
ANDREW: It’s not that bad.
MIKE: It’s not but you get the point. You get the point. Okay, we got IT. I think we covered most things.
ANDREW: How about the adductors?
MIKE: I know, right? I was just going to say that. I go, “We can keep going.” You’re like, “I tore an adductor or deep hamstring by the glut tissues.” A lot of these issues, guys, remember, there are two things you need to know about this, 1) when you get a muscle pain like this, the first thing to do is break it down. Identify where the lesion is. Use a lacrosse ball, use a stick. Break that area down, but also know this. Without taking action on correcting the underlying cause, you’re going to be breaking that tissue down for the rest of your life.
ANDREW: It will just keep coming back.
MIKE: Yeah. Currently, we could tell you. You guys can get a picture of your videos. I can tell you in a nutshell that maintaining the core position, gluts on, good posture here, blaze down the back, control feet grip, and the knees spun out, like maintaining that position through our life, that is me saying what you need to do in 3 seconds. One of my favorite passages from The Alchemist, the book, was there’s the boy and then there’s the mentor. The mentor just reads books and the mentor gives this boy this gem. On the gem, it says on there in one sentence what an alchemist is. The boy goes, “If that’s what an alchemist is, why do you read all these books?” The mentor says, “So I can understand what that sentence really means.” That’s where we don’t want to ever mislead you into thinking there’s a shortcut to this shit. If you have pain, you must start over again – period.
We developed the MoveU Method because the program didn’t exist. That’s why we made it. It’s like any good improvement of products. Something doesn’t exist and you make it. We made the MoveU Method to break you back down to start over again, the way your feet worked, the way your glut. We think it’s the only and best solution for people with chronic back, hip pain and sciatica that’s even going to help you with knee, shoulder, and neck stuff. We made it because we think it’s the best and the results are showing that we’re probably right with that, but we have improvements to make in it as well.
ANDREW: Right, just like with the body.
MIKE: Just like with your body, man. True Zen never stops, never. We just did MoveU Method phase 1. That takes four months to finish. People just started phase 2.
ANDREW: A lot of shit going on there.
MIKE: Dude, phase 2 is 30% more information. It takes people four months to get their phase 1. I would really say, phase 1 and 2, if they went die hard, it’s a year of work.
ANDREW: Essentially like if phase 1 works the way it should, they should be able to actually go through phase 2 as fast or even faster.
MIKE: Makes sense. The more content but they already know the basics.
ANDREW: If you know the basics and you just started applying it to every movement which is what you do in phase 2, then you’re good to go.
MIKE: I love it. So we did phase 1, phase 2, and our plan then is each one of those is a paid program to get in because you got to commit. If you pay the money to get into it, you’re going to do it. If it’s some cheap $10 price, you’ll never going to do it and we’d be doing a disservice. You pay money to get into the program. When you get in and complete phase 1 and phase 2, then what we’re going to be doing, if all goes as we think it is right now, we’ll be launching individual tracks. We’re going to be launching runner’s cross, CrossFit course. We’re going to be launching all of these, but you must complete phase 1 and 2 first before you branch off into your individual sport movements. Our goal is to keep you guys progressing throughout the rest of your life so you can be the best version of yourself. That’s a good way to end it.
ANDREW: Mirasol is on this stuff right now.
MIKE: Andrew is looking at the thing. Should we end it right now, mic drop it?
ANDREW: It’s too late.
MIKE: I had it right there at the line but I lost it.
ANDREW: Sweet guys.
MIKE: Hopefully, you guys loved it.
ANDREW: It’s a nice experiment we did there with the live there.
MIKE: Next time we do the camera angle so we kind of both could look at it like this because you got like a turn over your shoulder.
ANDREW: I don’t want to look at that.
MIKE: It’s good. Look at you do well on cameras. Alright, guys. We love you, guys. Thank you, guys, for listening and trusting us. We aspire to be the best. That’s what we’re doing right now. We aspire to be your #1 channel, your #1 source for any type of pain, injury, getting back to the active life you love, and also prevention. We teach you how to move your body and you can learn more about the MoveU Method online, why it’s helping us transform lives just like yours every single day. Alright guys, until next time.
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