Everything begins and ends here. Let’s define the “power position”:
The “power position” creates the neutral basis for your body. Training in this position results in a stronger and more balanced relationship between center of gravity and base of support ..center base and base to ground leads to better gait mechanics.
Training on the BOSU Elite provides mechanical advantages for enhancing gait mechanics both neurologically and structurally which means you can get into positions and reach a range of motion that you were unable to achieve without it.
Establishing the Power Position:
• Stand with your feet hips-distance apart and toes straight ahead
•Squeeze the glutes, a.k.a. your butt (pelvis tilts and shifts forward, hips externally rotate
•Engage the abdominals to lock that position in
•Tuck chin slightly, head as if “suspended from above”
•Think wide and low through the shoulders
• Flatten the curve in your lower back-think longhand wide through the lower back
Training stimulus results in…
*Dorsiflexion with inversion that creates a springloading effect through the body.
*Efficient Natural positioning at ground contact during walking and
*Creates an optimal mechanical leverage for efficient force transfer
Basically the BOSU Elite surface and the exercises in the power position help to cerate a tighter suspension within the system creating a coil like effect in the body that will transfer to a more enhanced efficient, stronger maximum engagement and force transfer through the spine. The spine then becomes a better transmitter of force and the hips become the fundamental driver and the hinge for force. Through this we are able to maximize core stability and hip mobility throughout the greatest range of motion and improve force transmission to/from the ground.
Better foundation,Better stability, Better squatting, Better motor skills, Better movement!
MORE BETTER EVERYTHING : ) !
More on the “power position” to come …
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In peace, health & with much love,
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer