At the end of this video in part 3 of the Arizona core stability series, I share the most important body position you must be able to control.
You'll also learn what Dr. Kolar from Prague revealed as the true "motor" for movement and posture in a developing infant.
More importantly, you'll see how it applies to YOUR posture and YOUR ability to be "as a child" for as long as humanly possible!
This concept is so amazingly true, it's no wonder I choked up when I talked about it.
Please take these things to heart. They really will help you experience life more fully.
With much gratitude for you all… – Dr. Steve
P.S. Be warned…not many people can accomplish what I demonstrate at the end of this video. Just know that it absolutely IS possible once your "deep core amnesia" is resolved.
Your passion for what you teach & believe is clearly evidenced in your presentation of the techniques. Awesome! When I do the Baby back in workout, the “neck stretch” and back stability make a tremendous difference in what I get out of the exercise. Will be doing more of the reach & roll now.
Great Larry! I’m so happy you’re feeling the difference these movements can make. Thanks for the comment.
Regarding the warning you gave above, were you referring to breathing into the back or the reach and roll?
Simply maintaining connection of the back support zone is the first hurdle, then breathing into the back so it feels like your breath is “lifting” you is the really difficult part, unless you’re a baby, of course!
Dr. Steve, when you work with clients how do you incorporate the emotional connection the patient has when doing a reaching exercise as mentioned in the video? (Infants have emotional motivation when reaching for something etc.) This would be an interesting tool to try as I an not sure this strategy is used very often if at all in rehab and training. The closet thing I can think of is an athlete getting psyched before a lift.
I just simply tell people to reach for something when they move and fix their eyes on it. Of course, it would be more powerful if it was something they really wanted.
My goal is to realize the importance of optic fixation and eye movement in the movement program.
Very good point. Much like body positioning you talked about regarding kettle bell swings in keeping a neutral neck position. To add to what you said it has also been recommended to maintain the neutral neck while slightly allowing the eyes to look up which encourages extensor muscles activation as apposed to looking down which would facilitate more of a flexor response. So your right eye position is very important.