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Lower back pain can take all the fun out of your day. Or week. Or month. Or years of your life. And that’s not OK.
By now, you’ve already heard the importance of “strengthening your core.” There are TONS of ways to strengthen your core (which is good) but confusing, and there’s one underlying principle about your core that nobody talks about.
The part most people miss about core work is called the “Inner Corset.”
Where can I buy this “Inner Corset?” you may be asking.
Good news: it’s free. Your body already has one; you just need to activate it.
HOW TO: to engage the obliques, you need to anchor your ribs. As your hands are on your ribs, push your ribs in, and tighten your abs.
TEST IT: Put one hand on your lumbar spine while sitting straight up. Do you feel how the back muscles are tight and ropey?
Now use your other hand to guide your ribs down as if you’re going to hunch over. Feel your back now. The muscles are no longer tight but relaxed. This is how you engage your inner corset.
NEXT: The next step is getting your shoulders back while you do this! Coming soon…
You can engage this inner corset (rib anchor with oblique muscle flexion) anytime during the day. I recommend doing it at least 12 times daily to get it to be new muscle memory.
Simply by engaging this musculature in the natural way it is meant to be used, your “core” muscles develop beautifully!