Learn how to…stand?

Yep. It’s kinda embarrassing, eh? Fact is that the majority of us don’t even know how to stand. So, I’m going to paraphrase a lesson from Kelly Starrett’s “Becoming A Supple Leopard” – a bracing sequence that you can practice in order to become more efficient movers.

  1. Squeeze your butt!
    • thats’s right. When you squeeze your butt cheeks you align your pelvis in a nice, neutral position leaving your spine in a better position for kicking ass
  2. Put your ribs back down!
    • yep, think about tucking your bottom ribs back down towards your hip bones. That way your spine stays straight and you stay solid.
  3. Brace up like you’re gonna take a punch to the belly
    • this one is super important. Breathe normally, and tighten your abs. Flex, Arnie. You got it!
  4. Tuck the tips of your shoulder blades into your back pockets
    • this will bring your shoulders back and chest up. Proud like a peacock, now.
  5. Turn your hands out, palms facing forward
    • the last step and one that forces your posture into correct alignment

Beware, this all might feel weird to start. That’s normal. You’ve spent a long time doing things incorrectly. That’s right. Standing wrong.

Who would have thought, eh?

Wanna learn more about posture, body weight and movement mechanics? I’ve got a 6 week calisthenic challenge coming up… and you should look into joining. Find out more below.

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