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Looking to really increase my mobility, primarily in my hips/hamstrings... I have all of the OS & flexible steel materials, I am just curious on opinions and ppl that have used it, their results
I don't know why you would do a Jefferson curl instead of a stiff leg deadlift or good morning if your goal is hamstring and hip flexibility. And you can use a real load with those exercises.
I give it a thumbs down primarily because I know I'm not a person who isn't at least slightly competitive about every. single. exercise. I. do.I find it to have some of the same "spinal decompression" (*cough*...BS?) benefits as a reverse hyper.
Unsolicited n=1 opinion: spinal flexion health issues definitely exist, but have an inverse relationship to strong TVA / good pelvic control, and are mitigated with good hip and thoracic mobility so you're not using the lower back to make up for mobility lacking elsewhere.
Because I'm no flexible enough which is the problem... The light load will assistI've never done these Jefferson Curls. In karate, part of the stretching we did involved sitting on the floor with legs straight ahead and we'd grab our feet and stretch. Looks like it would do the same thing. If I felt the need to stretch that region, I'd just do that.
This a great move for decompressing the back, and I do it all the time as well. If you have trouble reaching your feet with straight legs, just sit on the floor, bend your knees until you can grab your feet, then slowly straighten them until you're as far as you want to go. I actively pull my ribcage back away from my feet to really open up my back.That what grabbing the feet does. Grab your knees if you have to, and slowly pull yourself up closer to your feet as you progress, remembering to release slightly periodically, inhale, and stretch deeper still as you exhale. Easier to control than a load, in my opinion.
Would strengthening the abdominal side of the trunk not help with better posture?I'm primarily trying to use it to decompress my low back/spine... I feel like I'm always in extension, and want to add some light** flexion loading into warmup to help with low back issues
I don't think it's a posture core issue... I regularly do get ups and other stuffWould strengthening the abdominal side of the trunk not help with better posture?