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by andy88
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral pelvic tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 11720

Re: Lateral pelvic tilt

Maybe not. If you can identify a specific difference, then some supplementary work for that would be good, but don't just assume that you need to do something complicated. It's because my back hurts, that's why I've been looking for solutions and assuming several stuff. I've tried a few professiona...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral pelvic tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 11720

Re: Lateral pelvic tilt

I think you mean to say "orthotic". Exactly, yes. .... I measure the thickness of the book or books used, and write a prescription for an elevated shoe. This has worked well for some of my patients in the past. My chiropractor actually has used the same book-standing method (though without the x-ra...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral pelvic tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 11720

Re: Lateral pelvic tilt

I will definitely look into that book, thanks. My problem is mostly dynamic I think, I sometimes even have problems bending down to brush my teeth. Like I don't know what muscles to contract. Identifying imbalances will be the biggest challenge I think the next workouts, do you have any more tips fo...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hook Grip and Deadlifts
Replies: 20
Views: 12738

Re: Hook Grip and Deadlifts

It was suddenly exactly like bench, press, and squat: I could either lift the weight or I couldn't. No grunting, howling or other theatrics. Just wanted to say that I've also experienced this and explained it like this to my training buddies. They of course didn't understand. I've experienced this ...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral pelvic tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 11720

Re: Lateral pelvic tilt

What's causing the lateral pelvic tilt? Do you have one leg shorter than the other? By all mean, work on muscle imbalances but you may have an issue that can't be fixed by training. Maybe orthotics in your shoes could help. Yes I have had a motorcycle accident in 2006 which caused my left femur to ...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: V - Shaped Abs!
Replies: 8
Views: 6639

Re: V - Shaped Abs!

What are peoples opinions on stomach vacuums? According to something I've read (I think from Stuart McGill) this is a way to isolate the transversus abdominis, but it places extra unwanted stress on the spine. I think he said there's no reason to isolate this muscle, but it could be he just meant a...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about improving posture
Replies: 10
Views: 7713

Re: Questions about improving posture

@TS, if I were you I'd focus on 1 problem first. If you have excessive ATP fix that first, and vica versa. I don't know how common it is to both have lordosis and kyphosis, because you're not always compensating by rounding over more in the thoracic region when you have lordosis. @Harpoon, been doin...
by andy88
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral pelvic tilt
Replies: 9
Views: 11720

Lateral pelvic tilt

Hi, I'm trying to fix this problem, and was wondering if I considered everything. The program I came up with: Right side: - SMR with tennisball: glute medius / IT Band / that whole lateral area - Stretching the glute maximus / piriformis Left side: - SMR with foam roller and tennisball: IT Band, hip...
by andy88
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 101125

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Thanks Steward, I will use the last 2 (been using the DeFranco one for a while now). I don't know if they fall under the 'ballistric stretch' category but I'm sure the authors just meant something like this. I'm beggining to wonder if you've read the entire program/article? Read it ALL. Its all ther...
by andy88
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 101125

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Week 2 over! Visible posture improvement in shoulder area. In fact it feels uncomfortable/vulnerable to let the shoulders round forward like they used to. Lower back pain is after one year finally improving, I do need to foam roll the right glute daily, or the next day I will regret it. I also have ...
by andy88
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floor press vs. standard bench lockouts
Replies: 2
Views: 3880

Re: Floor press vs. standard bench lockouts

You hold the weight in a floor press. In a bench lockout the rack holds the weight.
I believe in WSB's book of methods it says somewhere that they never do bench lockouts, but I'm not sure.
by andy88
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 101125

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Well ok then that's what I'll do. My glutes are very sore and I think it's from the BB stepups, I'm not sure if I properly used them doing snatch grip deadlifts. I think I've been lifting for too long just thinking about arching instead of bracing the core too. I find it hard to correctly brace the ...
by andy88
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 101125

Re: Neanderthal no more question

So I've been following the program for a week now. My chiropractor also advised me to include daily foam rolling (tennisball) of the right glute because he thinks that's the reason for my lower back pain (I do think there are other problems as well but we'll see after a while what's changed). I thin...
by andy88
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 101125

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Hi, thanks for all the extra helpful information! Very good thread here, especially the part about how to program these exercises/stretches/activations after the 8-week phase. I hope the NNM program will also positively benefit my posture, I'm experiencing the same symptoms as Harpoon, and also have...