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261: Gary Ward on Spiraling Foot Mechanics for Optimized Gait, Achilles Tendonitis Prevention, and Improved Athleticism

Just Fly Performance Podcast

Today’s show is with biomechanist Gary Ward.  Gary is the author of “What the Foot” and founder of “Anatomy in Motion” (as well as the “Wake Your Feet Up” and “Wake Your Body Up” courses).   Gary is known for solving unsolvable pain in minutes, not months, and his passion for the foot hugely influenced his interpretation of human movement.Gary’s foot wedges and training system have had a massive impact on my approach to training athletes in a single leg setting, and between Gary’s influence, and that of running coach Helen Hall (a student of Gary’s), my approach to gait, running and the foot is forever changed for the better.  Gary has been a previous 2x guest on this podcast, speaking on the topics of human movement principles, pronation, “duck feet” and much more.In my ever-running interest in the foot and lower leg, and its role in human movement, I have been very interested in the role of the rear-foot in the past few years.  Initially, I found that I was able to rid myself of plaguing Achilles tendon issues by mobilizing my calcaneus bone, which tuned me into the importance of looking beyond “foot stiffness” as a cover-all in lower leg performance.  From there, I’ve become increasingly more interested in the role of the rearfoot in not only injury prevention, but also athletic performance situations.On the show today, Gary Ward is back to take us on a deep dive into concepts of forefoot-rearfoot opposition and the role of the heel bone in pronation, supination and gait mechanics.  He’ll go into how a well-functioning rear-foot plays into the gait cycle, and how this also works with the ability to get into the ball of the foot well in athletic movements.  Gary will give some practical examples on how to check one’s rearfoot function, and we conclude the show getting into some nuts and bolts of squatting mechanics in light of 3D human movement.Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs.  For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justflyView more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.Timestamps and Main Points6:37 – A recap on foot opposition, and how the twisting and spiraling of the foot works into human movement22:03 – Gary’s take on how rearfoot mobility and foot opposition plays into the ability to get to the ball of the foot well in athletic movement37:39 – How pronation and supination changes as ground speeds increase from walking to sprinting49:10 – How to check for limited range in the rear foot, and how to get the rearfoot moving58:52 – How the body will compensate upstream if it is getting too much or too little movement in the foot1:04:12 – How arch height in barbell squatting impacts the athletic result of a barbell lift, and if the arches should flatten in a barbell squat1:10.09 – Squatting and effortlessness in human movement“The rearfoot is the calcaneus and the talus”“When the calcaneus moves down, the navicular moves up”“If there was a midfoot bone, I would say the cuboid is a midfoot bone… out of the 26 bones, we’ve got one midfoot bone.  Otherwise, what we are really looking at is the forefoot opposing the rearfoot, and it does it in all three planes”“The lowering of the arch is an opening of the joints at the base of the foot”“If you roll pressure towards the inside edge of the foot, then you will initiate an eversion in your rear foot, but if I take the 5th metatarsal head off the ground, then what you lose is the opposition”“There’s only one way to get the shin forward, and keep the heel on the ground for too long, and that’s to maintain a pronated foot position”“If your foot does not pronate at the time it is supposed to, then the body will continue to pronate the foot until it reaches the amount of pronation it needs”“You do need to get that (calcaneus) eversion to get into that toe rocker of the push-off phase”

1hr 20mins

1 Jul 2021

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#33. GARY WARD - How to fix your feet so you perform at your best

The Bodies Built Better podcast

Gary Ward is the "foot guy" for good reason. He has helped people get out of chronic pain and back to what they love doing. We chat about foot postures and how something so far away from the feet can have an impact on how you move, walk and run and most importantly, he talks about how you can correct that. A knowledge dense episode for all the anatomy geeks out there and of course for everyone who wants to improve their performance! Check out Gary's courses here: Website: https://findingcentre.co.uk Courses: https://online.findingcentre.co.uk/courses/CCLB-exam-test-course Instagram: @garyward_aim Facebook: @anatomyinmotion Get in touch: Instagram: @jackietann_rmt Email: jackie@jackietann.com


26 Jun 2021

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Move.Breathe.Live. with Gary Ward. Anatomy, Pain and the feet

Move.Breathe.Live. with Wib Yoga and Spirit Wren

I'm super happy and excited to get to talk to my teacher Gary ward for episode number 3 of the move, breathe, live podcast. Gary is the greater and founder of anatomy in motion, a method of looking at the body and its anatomy through 3 dimensions of movement upright in a closed chain rather than as it has traditionally been viewed from an open chain, on a massage couch type idea.  I took my first cute with Gary nearly 3 years ago and it changed my views on how the body should locomote and what good movement truly is. Having release his first book what the foot, he is currently preparing and finishing his follow up (once all the diagrams get finished cos my god they are super complex) going into his moment of magic called the flow motion model.  This was a super fun chat in which we have some great discussions around the subject of pain, around what really is good joint motion, what the hip should really be doing and also a bit about the feet and how they connect to the rest of the body. To find out more about Gary and his work go and visit him instagram.com/garyward_aim facebook.com/anatomyinmotion Or visit his website www.findingcentre.com to find someone who practices anatomy in motion in your area (or just hit me up as I work in person and online ) but you can also find the wake up you body and wake up you feet programs we discuss in the podcast, time stamps - 0:00 - 0:35 - language disclaimer 0:35 - 3:54 Bamboo and Manduka yoga advert 3:54 - 5:36 Episode intro 5:36 - 5:46 intro music 5:46 - 1hr 08min - episode

1hr 8mins

24 May 2021

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Voices of Sports Legends - Gary Ward

Voices of Oklahoma

Voices of Sports Legends is a collection of events and interviews which sports historian Wayne McCombs has collected and recorded. He has donated this material to the oral history website VoicesofOklahoma.com.You will hear former Tulsa World sportswriter Bill Connors, Jerry Webber sports and news anchor for channel 2 KJRH, A. Ray Smith former owner of the then Tulsa Oilers baseball team, Oklahoma State baseball coach Gary Ward, TU football coach Glenn Dobbs, Diamond Baseball Dinners, and more.We are grateful to Wayne McCombs for the preservation of these voices and stories!


30 Apr 2021

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S2:E24 Gary Ward & Chris Sritharan - Finding Centre

The Rock Fit Files

This is the final episode of season four and exploring Anatomy in Motion and the Flow Motion Model. Rock sits down with his two mentors: Gary Ward and Chris Sritharan.   TIME STAMPS  2:30 Gary Ward’s view of how AiM has grown  7:00 Taking AiM completely online  12:00 Chris Sritharan - online course junkie  18:30 the AiM Mentoring Program  26:00 Anatomy in Motion in 2021  31:30 Gary Ward’s upcoming book   ANATOMY IN MOTION WEBSITE GET TO KNOW ROCKY SNYDER  READ ROCK'S BOOK INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK LINKEDIN TRAIN WITH ROCKY WORKOUT INSTAGRAM RFC FACEBOOK--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


25 Mar 2021

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Building Bulletproof Backs Ep 10 - Anatomy in Motion with Gary Ward

Building Bulletproof Backs

Welcome to the tenth episode of the Building a Bulletproof Back podcast.To Watch this on Youtube go HereThis podcast aims to empower listeners with HOPE that healing is possible when you know how. We discuss strategic tools addressing mental, physical and emotional Health. I am your host, Marion McRae, a physiotherapist & movement addict on a mission to see the existing model of treating back pain evolve. The current model is broken. It focusses almost entirely on the physical body, neglecting the fact that we are all both thinkers and feelers. When the thoughts in our head, and the the emotions in our bodies are less than optimal, we fail to thrive. Our Guest for this episode is a man who I consider to be the "Leonardo da Vinci of Quality Movement" and his "Flow Motion Model" is the equivalent of da Vinci's Sistine Chapel. Gary observed loading pressures in feet whilst fitting ski boots for avid skiers on the slopes. His powers of observation and curiosity were so intense that he figured out some pretty "game changing" concepts for how we move through space. Since discovering his work, my personal approach to rehabilitation has completely changed and the purity of his model of motion is pure perfection in my eyes. Perhaps I am biased, but when you spend 5 days studying a foot and still walk away totally enthused by this one part of our anatomy, then clearly the teaching and the method are revolutionary.  We discuss Gary's own injury history, how he created his model of motion and how it relates to back pain.  Including ; the relevance of foot pressures, why core work is not always useful, the futility of some standard rehabilitation protocols.   We discuss the role of movement efficiency for performance, but also for injury avoidance.  Some Key Quotes - "If we are not aware of the things we can't do, we are only aware of the things we can do" = Consider Anatomy in Motion a Pattern Interruption for the Brain " You only have two legs" - why not load each one evenly ? "More access to Mobility creates Stability"  Gary’s tools: Movement -  Anatomy in Motion - creating new opportunities for skeletal  re-organisation, learning new ways of moving gently, quietly and with curiosity to open and close joint spaces evenly throughout the spine. Gary’s Top  3 tips -1.  Take ownership of your body, it's yours.  FREE Download 7 steps to take ownership Ebook.2.  Educate yourself about your body, and what it's habits are 3.  Re-introduce to your body the movements it currently can't accessLinks :  Gary's Website https://findingcentre.co.uk/Includes links to his Book - What the Foot ? and his Wake up your Body SeriesPractitioners - I Highly Recommend Gary's Courses - Don't Hesitate - DO IT To Watch this on Youtube go Here If you resonated with any of today's conversations and think perhaps you may like to Build your own Bulletproof Back, or assist a loved one on their journey - Please visithttps://bulletproof-backs.teachable.com/


16 Jan 2021

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HuskNutrition Episode 1 - Gary Ward - Anatomy in Motion


In this episode we are in conversation with the human horse whisperer, author of What the Foot?, creator of Anatomy in Motion, findingcentre.co.uk and all around beautiful man, Mr Gary Ward. Gary's work takes him worldwide to explore and teach his methods to movement and health practitioners to open their practice into embedding the connection between the feet, the floor and the interaction of the human bodies systems. I have worked through Gary's Wake Your Feet Up series as it got me away from a lot of painful experiences. In this podcast we laugh a lot, discuss his methods and I tease him about his choice of breakfast sauce.

1hr 20mins

15 Nov 2020

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The Rock Fit Files S2:E1 Gary Ward & The Flow Motion Model

The Rock Fit Files

Rocky sits down with his mentor, Gary Ward - creator of Anatomy in Motion and the Flow Motion Model. GET TO KNOW GARY WARD  MEET: Here READ: Here INSTA: Here FACEBOOK: Here GET TO KNOW ROCKY SNYDER: Visit the Rocky's online headquarters: Here RockySnyder.com READ: Grab a copy of his new "Return to Center" book INSTAGRAM: here FACEBOOK: here LINKEDIN: here TRAIN WITH ROCKY WORKOUT: Want to meet Rocky and get a private workout: here INSTA: here FACEBOOK: here--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


22 Oct 2020

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TWM Talks: Gary Ward from WrestleCarnival with Jonny Goldsmith

TWM: The Wrestling Movement

In this edition of TWM Talks, Jonny Goldsmith chats with the owner and promoter of WrestleGate and WrestleCarnival, and all-round good guy Gary Ward. Gary talks about the comparison between WrestleGate and his new project WrestleCarnival, the style variations, what you can expect to see at WrestleCarnival, the original plans pre-pandemic, and the initial roster for 2021! Check out our sponsors: ▶ DOWNLOAD THE WELOVESPORT APP: http://welovesport.co ▶ USE THE CODE 'TWM25' TO GET 25% OFF AT CHECKOUT WITH THIRTEEN10 APPAREL: https://thirteen10apparel.bigcartel.com/ ▶ WRESTLING TRADER! For the latest and best wrestling figures in the UK!. AEW, NJPW, WWE and so much more! VISIT https://WRESTLINGTRADER.co.uk Follow our social media: ▶ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TWMWrestle ▶ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TWMWrestle ▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TWMWrestle ▶ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/TWMWrestle #TWM #TheWrestlingMovement


7 Oct 2020

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33. Gary Ward - How Foot Function Affects the Kinetic Chain, Why Supination Unlocks Extension, Pronation in Athletes & Sprinting, & Compensatory Patterns in Foot-Related Injuries

The Pinnacle Performance Podcast

Gary Ward is the founder of Anatomy in Motion & specalizes in foot function within the human body.

1hr 8mins

21 Aug 2020