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#26 – Think about your muscles

In today’s episode, Matt lays out the risks and rewards of thinking about muscles instead of focusing on problems inside your joints. TRANSCRIPT: Hey everybody, it’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to episode twenty six of the Upright Health Podcast. Today is going to be a short, sweet podcast. So today, we are […]

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#25 – What absorbs impact? Is it your cartilage? Your bones?

In today’s episode, Matt discusses the prevailing ideas of how our bodies absorb impact and how these ideas affect the decisions we make. Article: Muscle as a molecular machine for protecting joints and bones by absorbing mechanical impacts TRANSCRIPT: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu and welcome to Episode 25 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today’s […]

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#24 – Alexander’s Anterior Pelvic Tilt Problem

In today’s episode, we answer an Upright fan’s question about his stubborn anterior pelvic tilt. To see our DIY training program to help you with your anterior pelvic tilt, check out the Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt program here. Transcript: Matt: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu and welcome to the 24th episode of the Upright Health […]

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#23 – Is sitting bad for you?

Is sitting as bad for you as everyone says? Should you burn your seat and stand for everything that you do? Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to the very, very, very, very delayed Episode 23 of the Upright Health podcast. The last time I did a podcast was at […]

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#22 – Use “normal” to your advantage

In this episode, we talk about how to trick your brain and body into accepting new norms so you can achieve what you’re trying to achieve.​ Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 22 of the Upright Health podcast. Today, I’m actually recording from my hotel room in beautiful […]

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#21 – Stuart and his hip impingement

Hear how Stuart’s hip impingement has been doing since he started using the FAI Fix approach to his hip problems. Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 21 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today’s episode is actually an interview that I did with a gentleman who was having a […]

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#20 – You, the individual

What sets pro athletes apart from us mere mortals? What lesson did Matt learn from his body’s failure to handle a power skating clinic? What is a power skating clinic? Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 20 of the Upright Health podcast. Today, we are talking about you, […]

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#19 – Commit and be willing to fail

Achieving your goals with your body depends on your ability to set a clear goal and being willing to falter on the road to those goals. Transcript: Hey everybody, this is Matt Hsu from Upright Health. Welcome to Episode 19 of the Upright Health Podcast. I apologize that it is now the middle of May […]

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#18 – Focus on bang for the buck

Feel guilty because you can’t do all the exercises you want to do? Do you do exercises that are supposed to make you feel good, even though they make you feel bad? Fix your approach so you can fix your body. Transcript: Hey, everybody! This is Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode […]

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#17 – Move well, then move a lot

Training programs are often focused on burning more calories, moving faster, and “blasting” your fat. This approach could land you in a load of trouble. Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to the Episode 17 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today, we’re going to be talking about the priorities and […]

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#16 – What can you learn from climbing on rocks?

Climbing around on rocks can teach you unexpected things about life and about yourself. Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 16 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today, I’m going to be talking with about two lessons I learned while climbing on rocks. I’m going to keep this pretty […]

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#15 – Does hip surgery actually improve your quality of life?

Find out how flawed measurements of improvement in hip surgery patients make hip surgery seem like a great idea. Resources: Harris Hip Score Arthroscopic Femoroplasty in the Management of Cam-type Femoroacetabular Impingement Transcript: Hey, everybody! This is Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 15 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today, I am […]

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#14 – How to troubleshoot your own body

Learn how to identify issues and possible solutions for your aches and pains, and then discover how to gauge progress. Hips hurt side sleeping video mentioned in this episode Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health. Welcome to Episode 14 – How to troubleshoot your own body. So, today, I want to help […]

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#13 – Sloppy thinking down a slippery slope

How important is terminology to solving your problems? Poor use of language can trap you in pain. Transcript: Hey, everybody! Welcome to Episode 13 of the Upright Health Podcast. This is Matt Hsu. And today, we’re going to be talking about “sloppy thinking down a slippery slope.” So I had a discussion with a guy […]

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#12 – Look back, look in, and look forward

What can be learned from a long vacation and what can you do to prepare yourself mentally for 2015? Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome back to the Upright Health Podcast. Welcome to Episode 12 and to the very first episode of 2015! I was missing in action for about […]

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#11 – Be specific to be successful

How do you get more flexible, mobile, and strong? How do you get good at your sport? It comes down to how clear you are with your goals. Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode 11 of the Upright Health Podcast. Today’s topic is “be specific to be successful.” […]

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#10 – Is Thanksgiving dying?

Is the American holiday undergoing a change? Should it? Share your thoughts below! Transcript: Hey, everybody! It’s Matt Hsu from Upright Health and welcome to Episode Ten of the Upright Health Podcast. Today, we are going to ask a somewhat American-centric question – maybe very American-centric to question. So, this is a little bit of “food […]

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#9 – Can your quadriceps save your knee from arthritis?

Why does everyone think quadriceps strength will stop knee pain? Find out how this idea got popular and why the strategy can so often fail. Resource: Analysis of the discordance between radiographic changes and knee pain in osteoarthritis of the knee. Transcript: Hi, everybody this is Matt Hsu from Upright Health, and welcome back to […]

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