April 6, 2011

Wednesday Form: Curves

Maintain the Lumbar Curve. Lock the midline down, then fight it. Basically, it requires “doing abs” the entire class. Squat, lift, press, push, jump, pull…midline stability…good abs…great form.

Work it for two weeks, not surrendering the lumbar curve on various movements…feel your “core” respond, and your back will then thank you!

  • Jan April 6, 2011 Reply

    Abs and DEFINITELY thoracic muscles working in conjunction to keep your biceps by your ears. That’s why all those seemingly insignificant back exercises are critical – so we have to the strength to work against our strong abs, which want to pull us forward. All midline, all the time.

    p.s. Happy Birthday Matt D! Post an on-topic comment and you’ll make his day!! 🙂

  • Bob F April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday Matt.

  • Sam April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday, Matt!

    On topic…Yoga has strengthened my lower back incredibly. Having the mobility and strength enables tight core ALL THE TIME. Also, GHD sit ups and hip extensions are huge in any posterior/lower back training. I’ve come to the conclusion that all movements are relative, they start and begin in the core.

  • wicasa yatipika April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday M.D. PHREAK….HAH!!

    I reckon as you move a weight exponentially farther away from the core muscles in your torso, the more these muscles influence the successful execution of a given exercise with that weight…anyway, that is what I think!

  • James April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday Matt!!

  • Scott April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday Matt! Sorry I won’t be at CF to do 30 reps of your birthday exercise. JD I’d post something on topic but I’ve really never posted anything serious here before so……….how about some kickass beer instead! I was at Shangy’s yesterday

  • Melissa April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday Matt!

  • Maria Cintron April 6, 2011 Reply

    Happy Birthday MD! Thank you for all that you do!

  • Matt April 6, 2011 Reply

    Thanks everybody…the kind wishes mean alot! And comments about backside balance AND load-distance-power formula…are you kidding me…the best gift ever!
    PS. Scott, not too far off topic…DingDong and I are heading up there on Fri!

  • Bob F April 6, 2011 Reply

    See any Burton Baton at Shangy’s?

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