This is a quick note to say thank you for the FAI Fix and the superb resources, especially on YouTube. Ever since I started following the FAI Fix and the FAI Fix for Athletes, I have enjoyed heretofore unimaginable improvements in my mobility — glutes, adductors, hamstrings, quads, calves, external hip rotators, TFL, lower back, shoulders — and have really no need anymore of physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic, etc.
I had a diagnosis of FAI from a sports clinic that treats professional athletes and from my doctor, on the basis of X-ray and MRI results. I naively followed your “quackery” to the letter, doing tissue work, stretching, and activation 6-7 times a week. Unfortunately for the wallets of all medical specialists involved, my journey down the FAI Fix garden path eliminated all my FAI symptoms in two months. I am now working on strength, conditioning, loaded stretching, and plan to return to parkour.
My motto these days is this: “I don’t need therapy, I just need a kettlebell.”
And best of all: my FAI is a thing of the past.
This time last year I would not have believed I could enjoy a fraction of what I have achieved in two months of focused, almost daily application of the principles you expostulate and the exercises you prescribe. I have modified many other exercises for my own purposes and plan to expound them on my blog next year.
I have never in my adult life or teenage years felt as free and easy as I do these days, and I achieve an appreciable increase in static passive flexibility almost every session.
When I started using the gym for my self-treatment, I was looked on as a reclusive oddball who spent a lot of time on the floor; these days, gym members and even some of the trainers now approach me for advice on flexibility and stretching, because they can see I’m on to something special.
I have never been so excited and motivated to train, and I can barely contain myself when I consider the plethora of movement forms I shall be able to safely explore in my new, stronger, more mobile body.
Yes, the FAI Fix works, and if you go about it consistently and intelligently, it will work wonders.
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