Enter the Infrasternal Angle (ISA)

infrasternal angle training

3 thoughts on “Enter the Infrasternal Angle (ISA)

  1. larry cooper says:

    Mike, thanks for the presentations. I have seen Bill Hartman and others speak on this topic but everyone has a slightly different way of presenting it. I find that helpful in understanding it better. I have a question vis-a-vis the different presentations you presented. I personally have a wide ( based on the testing that I have had done by other PT’s ) ISA. In that scenario, you said that all curves are increased. However, in my case, I have a very flat T spine and straight C spine. Can you explain that presentation to me please??

  2. Mike Kay says:

    Hi Larry. Thanks for the great question. I would guess you have a compensation on top of the wide ISA. So… you are pushing air into anterior chest and extending through mid/upper spine. This will flatten the areas where you’re flat… you have essentially taken t2-7 and bent backwards, prob w military posture in cervical spine. Just strategies to get air in… commonly seen in populations that have lifted heavy weights… ie power lifting posture w bench press. Start w wide ISA resets… make sure you ISA is dynamic and then can work w back to wall and reaching for a chair… quiet pecs and breathe into the posterior mediastinum. Let me know if this makes sense. Thanks again for the question.

  3. Mario Saldivar says:

    Mike, first of all, thanks for posting. Its a great presentation. You mentioned hard exhale vs soft/fogging. When do you use one over the other.

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