Mel Collie | Abdominal Strength – How Is Yours?
As part of being a pattern detective, I’ve been practicing abdominal reaction , abdominal strength.
The tests – theres 5 of them I have practiced – test the deep transversus abs and the more superficial rectus abs (the 6 pack!) as well as 3 other pattern tests.
Even someone with a 6 pack can have abs that don’t meet the core test protocol, which is fascinating right?
We are so conditioned to work on core strength yet we seem to be missing it completely.
Instead, our brain compensates and uses other stuff to get its stabilisation – the neck is a good one, as is the jaw.
Get your core assessed if you find you have neck tightness, back pain or even knee pain.
Assessment by a NKT specialist is kind of like a shortcut to delving into your body without being sliced open to reveal the workings , your patterns, of movement.
Injuries, scar tissue, compensations – can equal pain, dysfunction in the system, and it may not be as text book as it makes out to be. There are many pattern compensations, a pattern detective tests, assesses and gives homework for the findings from your unique body and its story. What works for you may not work for another.
So next time in your core workout session,, remember, ribs to hips if yours are flexible enough to allow this movement.
Lie on your back, bend the knees, feet on the floor, place a small towel under your lower ribs, keep the lower ribs into the towel so it cant be pulled away as you take the arms up to the ceiling and overhead, maintain the towel and rib connection.
Increasing core stability for your shoulder mobility is priceless. It decreases tension in your lower back and increases shoulder mobility and core stability.
When you try to reach for stuff on the top shelf you can do it by using your thoracic extension, not your lower back.
More functional than doing 100’s of sit ups for a better body for the future of your movement quality…
if thats what you are investing in…
Pattern Detective in Training in Snowdonia
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