For many people, the widespread gym closures during the coronavirus pandemic eliminated the possibility of regular exercise from everyday life. Even if you kept up with your workout plan during lockdown or were able to return to the gym, you can still experience hours on a couch or on Zoom calls with your body completely static.
In a video recently posted on The Ready State’s YouTube channel, CrossFit and mobility trainer Dr. Kelly Starrett demonstrated how spending more time researching various movements can help restore some of our “native” movement and physical abilities, as well as help relieve discomfort and pain. Squatting, for example, is a great way to gain time under tension without the need for equipment, and 1
Starrett argues that for a longer period of our history, humans have spent most of their time on the ground. “One way to optimize the body is to spend some time in these grounded positions,” he says. “When we are in the lowest position of this end squat, we are telling our brain that these are positions and shapes that we appreciate … being able to sit for a long time, sit sideways, 90-90, everything is part of a language of movement that has been lost but is easy to restore. “
When taking the squat, Starrett makes sure that his knees are in a stable, bent position, his hips are bent to the end, and his back is relaxed. “To have a normal, healthy lumbar spine, you have to flex and stretch it,” he says.
Squatting with your feet forward can help create more strength and provide greater stability through the pelvis and femur. And since everything in the body is interconnected, Starrett argues that what we do with our legs and pelvis can have an extremely positive impact on our back, which is one of the areas of the body with the most reported complaint.
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“The idea here is what should a human be able to do and why are we unable to do it? The current environment is not really conducive to keeping the human body intact and whole,” he says. “One way to do this is to spend more time in the lowest position. Is there anything magical about 10 minutes? Maybe. But maybe it’s nine minutes for you.”
We know what our bodies need when it comes to sleep, hydration, and nutrition, and Starrett sees this as the next step. “Movement is an important sign,” he says. “It is also a foundation of human experience.”
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