October 31, 2016
What’s the goal? Strength.
What’s the usual course of action? Train hard and heavy.
What’s the frustrating part? You stop getting stronger.
What’s a reason? Your obliques might be killing it.
Say what? Obliques!!
What the hell do they have to do with me getting stronger? Well, everything
A few key things to ignite dendrites in your brain:
The obliques are powerhouse players in the body. They do a ton of cool shit.
They must work together and with each other for efficient movement and optimal strength. What are their actions?
External oblique flexes your torso forward. Bends you to the same side. Tilts your pelvis backwards. Rotates your torso to the opposite side.
Internal oblique flexes your torso forward. Bends you to the same side. Tilts your pelvis backwards. Rotates your torso to the opposite side.
If rotation is compromised the brain restricts strength even in the sagittal and frontal planes. Think front to back and side to side motions. Why? Because the transverse plane is comprised of sagittal and frontal.
What can you do to help tap back into strength?
Regress to progress is the goal in tapping potential strength. Going hard is easy. Going easy is hard. When you observe grace in movement it looks effortless. That’s key to winning. Now go back and unleash the beast within transverse plane efficiency so you need less effort to generate strength.
The muscles that are often a disaster when the obliques don’t play nice. The pec minor and the SCM.
Connected via the shoulder to hip X and the frontal plane line of fascia.
When the shoulder and neck hurt check the obliques.
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