Learn the fine points of how the tall-kneeling position can help you re-train the postural muscles and take tension off your lower back. Check out this clip from my Prehab-Rehab 101 DVD!
Working on corrective exercise therapy solutions can be tricky, but if you give patients & clients something that they can FEEL, their learning curves are much smoother & can show faster results with less verbal coaching. The Sphinx position is one of the most important training postures in Prehab-Rehab 101. Check it out!
Half-kneeling is perhaps the richest movement intervention that I use clinically and in sports training to address asymmetrical development or dysfunction. The rotation drill shown here in this clip gives people a stepping stone to help them achieve the ability to comfortably and safely handle loads in this position and addresses fascial mobility in a low-stress but challenging environment. Give this a try, but make sure you stick to the fine points of the setup. If you lose the setup position, you’ll lose the benefits of this exercise. So go back to a more fundamental position like static half-kneeling if that’s the case.
As human beings, we’re driven to compete, to achieve, & to excel. But when our egos write checks that our bodies can’t cash, there’s a limited “balance” or “inventory” of movement that your body can take out a line of credit against before dysfunction turns into injury. The smartest athletes are those who train to make sure they have more effortless movement capacity than is required by their sport. That means that they don’t have to go into “debt” every time they take the field, get on the court, or enter the ring.