Friday, March 13, 2009

2009/03/13 - Day 8: Moderate intensity

Today's session included some more monkey business and an interesting discovery. I did the following:

Kettlebell joint mobility

Kettlebell compensatory yoga

Some practice of Spider Monkey


The spider monkey flow (or in my case, the pregnant gorilla flow) brought about an interesting discovery. I discovered that my core (specifically lower back and pelvic area) is pretty weak. When doing the starfish posture I find it hard to keep my whole body aligned and I keep wanting to sag at the hips. My arm is clearly strong enough to hold the position but I struggle to generate enough tension in the core part of my body to hold the position with ease. No wonder I get injured so easily in the pelvic and lower back area. Hopefully the flow itself will bring about greater strength in this weak spot (which I'm pretty sure it will). I will monitor the situation closely over the next few weeks and if necessary focus more specifically on this area during my next 4x7.

1 comment:

Howie Brewer said...

Interesting discovery.

Something I've noticed that last few times now performing the compensatory movements is that my lower abs/core feels 'not right' when performing the Floor Scorpion. Not sure if it means anything at this point, but I'm watching it as well.