CONGRATULATIONS ON BEGINNING YOUR FUNCTIONAL PATTERNS JOURNEY
What you should know Before Your Session at functional patterns Brisbane
How To Prepare For Your Session
(THE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAXIMISE YOUR PROGRESS)
Ensure you hydrate well in the days prior to your session. Why? Not only is exercising while dehydrated never a good idea, we will be manipulating your fascia and structure which requires you to be hydrated. Our aim is to get more hydration into your tissue and this cannot be done if you are dehydrated.
Limit/remove grains, gluten and processed dairy 3 days prior to your session. We have found these to be associated with abdominal bloating. Much of the work we do involves engaging your core to connect your upper and lower body correctly during your movement’s. Even slight abdominal bloating inhibits your ability to engage your core and negatively affects spinal alignment and posture. You can read more about this in an article by Functional Patterns Founder, Naudi Aguilar, by clicking here. He says ‘Not only do grains inflame the gut and lead to a range of issues related to chronic inflammation, but they interfere with deep core tension and the intrinsic stability of the spine.’
You can begin doing Myo-fascial Release (MFR) on yourself in the weeks/days prior to your initial session. Not only will this likely improve our ability to manipulate your structure and fascia during your first few sessions, it will allow you to become more in-tune with possible ‘trouble’ areas on your body. You will also feel more comfortable when one of our specialists perform MFR on you during your initial session.
What To Bring/Wear To Your Session
A water bottle
Wear a shirt that allows us to see as much of your ribs, spine and shoulders as possible for your initial assessment. For females, we recommend that you wear a crop top or a sports bra for the initial assessment portion of your session. Once this is complete, you can wear a shirt/singlet during the training portion on your session. For males, we recommend that you wear a singlet or remove your shirt for the initial assessment portion of your first session if you feel comfortable to do so.
You will be assessed barefoot as it is important for us to see what your feet are doing in relation to the rest of your body.