Technique Test 4: Neutral Spine
Most people know that full range of motion sit-ups are old school and place high loads/stress to the spine. The neutral spine position is required in EVERY exercise but unfortunately, most trainees don't know what it is or cannot achieve and maintain it.
Technique Fix Tip: FRONT PLANK WITH PELVIC ROTATIONS
>> Go into a basic front plank on your elbows and toes
>> Move through full lumbar hyperflexion and hyperextension by rotating your pelvis
>> Squeeze your glutes and find what feels like a neutral middle position between the two extremes you just moved through The goal of this drill is to teach the two extremes of WRONG while you achieve the middle most optimal position. Apply the neutral spine to all your lifts to minimize your injury risk and to keep a healthy back.
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