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Run 5k

Im sure you have it memorized by now, but just in case, here is the map.

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Active ass shoulders, looks like he’s hanging from the bar

 

At his chasing performance seminar, Kelly Starrett put a challenge out to us that I have had to work hard to follow.  He voted that we exclude the word “core” from our lexicon when describing movements and instead use the term “midline stability.”  Check this clip out from the journal:

Athletically, the abdominals primary role is midline stabilization, not trunk flexion.  They are critical to swimming, running, cycling, and jumping, but never is their stabilizing role more critical than when attempting to drive loads overhead, and of course, the heavier the load the more critical the abs role becomes.  We train our athletes to think of every exercise as an ab exercise but in the overhead lifts it’s  absolutely essential to do so.  It is easy to see when an athlete is not sufficiently engaging the abs in an overhead press – the body arches so as to push the hips, pelvis, and stomach ahead of the bar.  Constant vigilance is required of every lifter to prevent and correct this postural deformation.

 

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