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Archive for July 2018

Diamond press

This teacher calls this exercise the basic Swan but Body Control call it the DIAMOND PRESS, different name but the same exercise. It’s fantastic for strengthening the upper spine and is a start position for some of the more challenging exercises we do, however it’s a brilliant exercise in its own right too! In class,…

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Cat and Extended Cat

CAT and EXTENDED CAT are fantastic ways of gently flexing and extending the spine whilst strengthening the wrists and shoulders. In class we talk about how we tend to push into the thoracic spine (mid back) too easily – convincing ourselves that we’re getting even flexibility through the spine when we aren’t. This teacher shows…

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The Dart

The DART is an excellent exercise for strengthening your whole back line and is really safe. I’m a sucker for a Geordie accent so have used this teacher again because I particularly like how she shows you the safest version and discusses core activation, just like we do in class. My only additional comment about…

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Spine curls

SPINE CURLS are an amazing all rounder and if you were only ever going to do three or four exercises as homework, this would be one I would include. I really like how this teacher demonstrates it with her client. It’s very clear and precise, she includes all the main watch areas, so rather than…

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