MOVING AIR 💨
Few people think breathing and training muscles have anything to do with each other. Even fewer associate breathing (or lack thereof) with injury.
But if you look at my client’s trunk and hip alignment with her knees and elbows on the wall, you can see the swayback nature of her posture and maybe even see that that her chest is full of air. Her back is under a LOT of pressure because of this (she’s already had 3+ spine surgeries, including a fused sacrum). Performing a modified Serratus Wall Squat (@posturalrestoration
), my client exhales her ribs down in the front, moving air to her back (and then OUT), allowing her structure to properly support her weight.
I sped up the video for effect. You can watch her back become supported and stable, her shoulder blades dropping down away from her ears, and the simple aesthetic of returning to a healthy posture. I find it to be fascinating!
This is one of hundreds of exercises designed to breathe you back to a better body. When applied to strength programs, the body becomes unstoppable.