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Fixing Low Back Extension


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Being in a constant state of lumbar hyper-extension is a really common position for many strength and power athletes. Over time, this can cause numerous issues up and down the kinetic chain. Not only that, but it’s not an optimal position for your core to stabilize and transfer force. If you’re in lumbar hyperextension, you’re essentially lengthening your anterior core (i.e. your abs) and putting it in a weak position, while forcing your lower back to bear the brunt of the load.

In this video, Jim Laird and I will show you some breathing techniques and exercises to help correct this position. We learned these exercises from Mike Robertson and Bill Hartman at IFAST, and they have been an integral part of our programming at J&M Strength and Conditioning for over a year with great success.

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Learn more about Molly and all of her exciting projects to help you improve as an athlete and coach in this exclusive interview…

Molly Galbraith is a rapidly rising young trainer who is quickly making a name for herself in the fitness industry.  She is a strength coach and co-­‐owner of J&M Strength and Conditioning, a rapidly expanding, private studio gym in Lexington, Kentucky that’s quickly becoming the go-­‐to place for professional athletes and the general public alike. In less than 18 months, they have gone from renting space at a local gym, to opening their own 7,500 sq. foot facility.  
Molly is also co-founder of the wildly popular Girls Gone Strong group, a movement dedicated to changing the way women train. She has also been an expert contributor to magazines like Oxygen and Experience Life.   No stranger to the gym herself, she has competed in both figure and powerlifting and boasts a 275 lb. squat, a 165 lb. bench press, and a 341 lb. deadlift.
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