There's a good chance one hip is better at flexing and the other better at extending... Always working them the same probably isn't going to fix/aid in solving the imbalance problem.
(1)The rack pull is set up in steps for a reason. Instead of banging weights around mindlessly it is building sensitivities and using movers and stabilizers as they should. Feeling the feet/ankles, finding the sitz, deepening the hips, using latz to stabilize the spine. We're getting LONG and building strength off those positions. -- (2)The sitting work is the same as the work done on the floor, just in a different plane. In sitting we are trying to manage the trunk as everything wants to fall apart(just like in life). Getting the ribs and hips working together. Along with pulling the head into a more neutral position. All requires a strength level #stacking . -- (3)Rolling of the upper back is exactly what it looks like. Releasing all the built up tension in the backline and latz. Then we do the lifts to strengthen the areas around it(ie. Rack pull) tight muscles are unhappy muscles. Staying in flexion the entire time is much safer than attempting to jump ahead of yourself and work on extension. #flexfriday
Working on getting a little more sensitivity in all the good areas. Using our lifts to change our structure. -- This is after lots of floor work, falling into the hips, getting in touch with our sitz, and all the other fun stuff that precedes loading the spine with weights. -- Hes working on expanding the upper back a lot and loosening up the back line so there's an area to place all that air. The breath assists in so much of the body's movements yet we fail to utilize it in most circumstances. 🌬🌬
Still working that full foot sensitivity. Changing the system we live in. It doesn't happen over night. Changing the way you bend, lift, sit, walk, ect... all of it needs to become more efficient.
❇️ The lats should be a big long soft muscle that run all the way to your top butts. They should turn on and off when needed and not be hard 24/7 while you walk around all day with that built up tension. - Big long LATZ should work as a low back stabilizer but when you work out lumbar flexed you cut off half of the lats job and the low back is just like nah chill bro I got this. Therefore, lengthening the low back and shortening the lat. The low back can get super strong and do a lot of the work in the body. Most efficient way to get things done...? Not really, but it still makes it happen. - We were built to adapt and that's what has happened to the gen pop when it comes to movement and "fitness".
Unlocking the T-spine 🔓
31" and shrinking. No not just for a short time then packing on the lbs again, for life. You hold "thickness" in your waist area because that's where you MOVE from. Using your core to stabilize the low back and moving from the hips. The 6 pack show muscles are the only trunk muscles most people are aware of. There is a lot more than just those rectus abdominals in the trunk. #flexfriday #abs
It's a constant tug of war ↕️↔️ -- Pulling the chin in and the ears away from the shoulders(not chin on chest) all while deepening the strength level between the ribcage and pelvis. Expanding the upper back and breathing into it. -- Decompressing the spine, getting longer, getting taller. It's doesn't come easy, we're creating a new system to live in. This kind of workout is only as hard as you make it. 👌😫
Working on a system. Hamstrings and top butts 🙈 . Trying to gain more "sensitivity" in the feet so I can fall into my hips easier.