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Building a stronger back (part 2) - The Deadlift

Posted by David Wang 3 years, 9 months ago Comments

Before you proceed, please note:
  • If you are injured and in pain, DO NOT READ!
  • If you have a history of lowerback conditions or reoccurrent lowerback weakness issues and not received the appropriate treatment for it, GET TREATED FIRST!

However, if you have read and performed the exercises instructed in the previous blogs: IAP & Building.. Part-1, having grasped the fundmentals of how supportive muscles support your spine, and felt a subsequent improvement in the condition of your lowerback; then and only by then, your body shall thank you further for embracing the "deadlift".



Building a stronger back (part 1) - The Weak Lower Back

Posted by David Wang 4 years, 1 month ago Comments

Assuming that you have spent the effort to develope more control over IAP (intra-abdominal-pressure, see here), or that you were gifted with the inherent ability to control IAP at will, which is the basic fundamental skill that must be applied to all of the exercises geared towards strengthening the lower back; the following entry is the intermediate stage on 'how to build a stronger lower-back". 



How to build a stronger neck (part 1)

Posted by David Wang 4 years, 2 months ago Comments

In order to build a stronger and healthier neck, one must understand 4 crucial structures of the cervicothoracic anatomy, as is described in the image above. The cross indicates 4 muscle groups, each located in the 1)upper frontal, 2)lower frontal, 3)upper rear and 4)lower rear quadrants acting as tension cords that anchors and pulls from the base of the neck to maintain an upright posture (base of the neck). Thus, it is given the pictorial name to the anatomical junction, the "upper-cross".



Intra Abdominal Pressure - simple version

Posted by David Wang 4 years, 2 months ago Comments

In this routine, we are going to use pressure to strengthen the lower-back. The shape and structure of our trunk allows us to pressurize from the top, bottom and sides of the abdominal cavity causing the walls of the abdomen to stiffen up and thereby producing rigidity across the entire lower torso (including the spine). This multi-faceted compression thus create the very foundations of lumbar spine core stabilization.