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@jgraygymnastics is now about 5 months postpartum and progressing nicely! This is an advanced version of deadbug exercise and is a killer abs workout! It may not look that hard but the harder you push into the wall, the more tension you’ll feel in your core.It’s important to: Keep the ribs down Spine neutral (don’t let your low back arch from the floor)Breathe (don’t hold breath or bear down into your pelvic floor) Only lower your leg down as low as you ...
Posted on 2020-02-15
Workout Wednesday brought to you by @ironptmom! Here are some progressions to one of our favorite core exercises: The hollow body hold!Starting from easiest : March with legs keeping spine neutral and abs flat I.e. no “bulging” or “doming”. Each progression gets a bit harder and you’ll likely want to arch your lower back away from the floor. Stick with the hardest version you can do well! That means you may need to go back to an easier version for a while until yo...
Posted on 2020-02-12
Our client @jgraygymnastics is 3.5 months postpartum and is working hard to rehab her core and pelvic floor so she can get back to Olympic weight lifting the SMART way!She’s a really strong woman, a former competitive gymnast and is a crossfit gymnastics coach. Like many postpartum women , she was nervous and didn’t know what to do for her abs and pelvic floor so she avoided doing anything until she saw an expert in women’s health PT. But that PT didn’t unders...
Posted on 2020-01-25
You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair: This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)! Can you think of some sports or situations...
Posted on 2020-01-08
This is a great Kettlebell drill we taught the ladies @diablomultisport (Volume ON) that:Is an isometric contraction of the posterior chain in a hip hinge position. (Translation: Glutes and Hamstrings ON fire.) Isolation of scapular protraction/retraction against the load of the bell pulling through shoulders forward. (Translation: Strengthen your shoulders and improve your posture by resisting rolling your shoulders forward).It’s harder than it looks, so give it a shot and let us know ...
Posted on 2019-12-06

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