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Applied Posture Riding The Fundamentals of Riding" USB Stick with videos


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Applied Posture Riding offers training programs in Rider Biomechanics and Injury Rehabilitation.
The APR program in a step by step video series with the E-Book.
What Is The "Applied Posture Riding" Program? 

You cannot fix your posture problems in the saddle. You need to, first, test for strength, length, and flexibility, you then need to train to reset your posture for riding and then start the process of transferring your new riding skills to the saddle. Applied Posture Riding program is a complete education and training program for horse riders, this is not a follow the leader exercise routine. 

It has been proven that unmounted, correct rider specific Movement Patterns will train you to be a better rider. Once your posture has been reset you can apply this in the saddle.

A balanced riding posture that has symmetry, core strength and independent isolation skills, is the goal every rider is targeting. Better skills allow you and your horse to your enjoy riding. The fighting will stop and the fun will begin.

You need a starting point, this requires self-testing and understanding your own posture problems. Once you have your problems sorted you can start your training program By training your core and fixing your muscle imbalances out of the saddle you will correct your own little habitual muscle problems.

Every Rider has Muscle Imbalances. What are yours?

Once you address them:

*you will stop confusing your horse and block him with your asymmetry's 
*you will be able to sit upright and engage your seat effectively
*you will be able to apply your lower leg with consistent correct aids
*you will stop using the reins for balance and allow your horse to move forward
*jumping will become fun and safe as you stay with your horse over fences 

The Applied Posture Riding Program will show how to you identify your own muscle imbalances, your own weak areas, your own areas of stiffness and your own habits.

Yes, we all have habits to be reset. Injury has a huge effect on your riding as does having a baby or just having a break from riding to live your life.

Any asymmetry in your Posture will affect your riding.

A dropped shoulder, twisted hips, a dominant hand, all affect your riding.

The Core is the Basic Training For All Riders.

Dressage is the Basic Training For All Horses.

*Do you know if you have a weak core? Yes! Do you know how to test it? No !
*Do you suffer from lower back pain and been told to quit riding? Yes !
*Do you know how to train yourself for riding? No !

Correct Testing of all your muscles and then applying the correct movement patterns is what you need. Many riders are doing floor exercises and attending classes and still not changing their riding! Why ? 

*Exercises are not enough!
*You need to have a starting point
*You need to know your own muscle imbalances
*You need to know your own areas of weakness and stiffness
*You need to know just how dominant or one sided you are with your posturebefore and after APR
*You will have habits and resting postures that affect your riding.
Do you know what they are?

All of these problems need to be identified, self-tested and then fixed. Pilates is not enough, horse riders need to follow specific movements designed for horse riders.

Program founder Annette Willson is a qualified Physiotherapist. A retired elite rider and Functional Core Stability Training and Posture Training is her specialty. Her program Applied Posture Riding is a complete program to train the rider for riding and for a better way of riding. She teaches her program in clinics and via video.

You will learn:

*all about the riding muscles function and anatomy
*how to self-test your own muscles
*how to do a core crunch
*how to engage your core on demand
*how to strengthen your core
*how to use your core in daily life
*how to train core for riding
*how to train all your riding muscles
*specific rider movement patterns
*independent isolation for your seat, lower legs, and hands
*floor, ball, and standing rider specific exercises
*finally. you will learn how to apply your new posture when riding

USB Stick ( Part 1Videos and Manual). 

You will receive the 4 hours of videos and the E-Book (manual) on a USB stick mailed to your address. No videos to download and take up heaps of bandwidth on your internet plan. No slow streaming from online video sources. 

Here is what you will receive when you buy The Applied Posture Riding Program

PART 1 - Introduction 

In addition to the Applied Posture Riding E-Book, you will have access to all the videos in the APR program along with bonus videos to compliment your learning.

*Introduction to the program and how to follow the manual and the videos side by side.You will be able to read about your physio's background on developing the Applied Posture Riding program. 
*Explaining the tools required for the program and also optional tools for advanced training.
*In an additional video, a few of the simple braces prescribed to riders when needed. This is all documented in the manual as well.

Once you have been introduced to the program and have organized the tools you need then onto your real training.

Getting into the real learning in the next series of videos.

Chapter 1 - The Riding Muscles and Their Function In Riding

Some of you will be bored with this section but you are strongly advised to work through it and not skip it. The package put together is a sequence and step by step process. If you choose to skip sections then your learning will have gaps and the outcome is you will not put it all together when you start the riding section. 

*This is an important part of the program so you will be able to read and inspect the photos, diagrams in the manual as well as see them all on the video.
*There are ten major muscles and muscle groups identified for riding.
*Of course, there are more than this list.
*You will be introduced to the muscles you will test, train and transfer into your riding.
*You are shown where they are, how they work and what function each has when you are riding.
*You will be able to read through the manual and inspect the pictures as well as follow the video 

Chapter 2 - The Core Crunch

Spending alot of time on teaching you the "Core Crunch". 

*This movement pattern is the "secret weapon for horse riders".
*The core is the key to all good riding. A rider must have a strong stable functioning core and know how to use it in the saddle. 
*Teaching you exactly how to do this.
*The manual has numerous photos and details sequential instruction on HOW.
*Going through the process in detail in the video to show you How To Core crunch.
*You will learn where you core muscle is and how to engage it on demand. 

Now that you have information about the Anatomy and Function of The Riding Muscles and you know HOW TO engage your Core next is a series of personal muscle tests.

Chapter 3 - Muscle Testing

*In this lesson, you are shown how to test all your major muscle groups yourself.
*Once you have done this you will be able to identify your areas of weakness and your areas of inflexibility.
*This will give you a starting point for your own exercises.
*If you are weak you will need to do more strength training.
*If you are stiff and inflexible you will need to do more stretching.
*Later in the program, everyone one will learn the specific movement patterns for riding and perform them exactly the same.
*In this session, included is a video and written lesson on How To Test For A Gap.
*This is vital for all women and especially those of your returning to riding after a baby.
*You will also test you Balance for efficiency and strength.

Chapter 4 - Jargon

As you move through the program you will need to understand the language used for Riber Biomechanics teaching. In the next two lessons, talks about Jargon which is the language spoken and used because much of what is taught is unique to this training.

Chapter 5 - Specific Movement Patterns For The Horse Rider

*Now you are coming to the nitty gritty lessons to set you up for riding.
*The next sessions are the rider specific unequivocally designed, only taught with APR movement patterns.
*Taking you through 18 unique rider specific movement patterns designed by your physio as a rider and as a Physiotherapist.
*These are not taught anywhere else or by anyone else.
*As a Rider Biomechanics Specialist with specialist Riding skills and Physiotherapy education, you are taught How and Why you need to learn these movement patterns.
*You will continue to read and follow the manual but you will also receive the complete Video lessons to study watch, replay and be sure you get it right. *The beauty with this method you will be able to get it right.
*Having already tested your muscle yourself you will know by know what you need to focus on and also why these movement patterns are the same for each of us when riding.
*These lessons are well worth spending a lot of time on.

Chapter 5 - Stretching and Exercises

*Now that you have knowledge of the muscles, they way they function, how to test them, how to use them for specific riding through rider movement patterns, it is time to learn some simple strengthening and stretching exercises.
*Differentiate between exercises and a movement pattern because of the detail and importance of getting the pattern correct.
*Many people just do exercises and don't really understand what or why they doing it.
*In a movement pattern the setup, alignment, and execution are finite.
*To have success the correct pattern must be trained exactly the same each time and repeated in the correct pattern to learn.
*It then becomes a habit to transfer into the saddle.
*This is the mistake many riders make in that they don't learn the correct patterns and therefore cannot reproduce it in the saddle. 
*In this session you are taught some strengthening exercises for your shoulders, these are simple routines you can perform often during the day.
*Moving onto a full session of stretching. Here you will be taken through a whole series of stretches to improve your symmetry,
*Here you will be taken through a whole series of stretches to improve your symmetry, flexibility, and range of movement.
*A stiff rider is a poor rider and a stiff rider will cause their horse to also stiffen up.
*So if you want to keep yourself happy and your horse happy and pain-free this is a great session for you.

Chapter 6 - Advanced Strength Training

Ok, now it is time to add in some Advanced Strength Training.

*The next few sessions you are taken through a number of advanced strength training exercises.
*Now, put together the routines and have great success with them.
*Pilates Floor routine and short workouts on the big ball and the OOV to strengthen the core and abdominals.
*The Body Blade for a total body workout.
*How to keep core strength and functional use.
*Last session how to use a spiky ball for self-massage as well as a few simple daily routines.

This brings you to the end of your floor training and sets you up to train yourself for riding.

Part 2 - The Rider Lessons

*The Walk Lesson
*The Rising Trot Lesson
*The Sitting trot Lesson
*The Sideways Forward Movement Pattern In The Saddle
*The Figure of Eight Movement Pattern Lesson
*The Canter Lesson

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