WOD: Wednesday 20th February 2013

Feb 20, 2013   //   by James Dunne   //   Running Strength WOD  //  1 Comment  //  Affiliate Disclosure  
  • Kneeling Thoracic Extension & Rotation: 3 x 20 each side
  • Single Leg Deadlift: 3 x 15 each leg

Kneeling Thoracic Extension & Rotation

Single Leg Deadlift

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James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.

 

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  • Recommendation- Often times people will compensate a lack of thoracic rotation with lumbar rotation. If you are trying to isolate thoracic rotation from lumbar rotation, you must “lock” up the lumbar spine. This can be accomplished if one assumes a quadruped position similar to that in your video, but then sits back onto their heels. This movement causes posterior pelvic tilt which will “lock” the lumbar spine. Gray Cook uses thoracic rotations as a break-out session in his SFMA, but has his patients assume the position I described earlier.

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