Tightening and releasing the buttocks (singly and together) in sitting (lifts whole body, shifts legs), face down (turns legs), kneeling (tilts pelvis….lengthens one knee if one foot standing), standing (lifts the longitudinal arch of the foot).

Lesson Outline

  • Highly condensed outline of key movements

Focus of Moshe’s Teaching

  • Indicate focus or key principles that are made explicit in the teaching

Related ATMs

  • AY 506 Hip joints backward (as opposed to hip extension, which is this lesson) – travelsheep Mar 4, 2014



Share Your Insights (ideas, principles, strategies, experiences, …)

  • Stuart McGill writes: “People with troubled backs use their backs more. Generally, they walk, sit, stand and lift using mechanics that increase back loads. Many of them have stronger backs yet less endurance than matched asymptomatic controls (McGill et al. 2003). Those with back issues also tend to have more motion in their backs and less motion and load in their hips. A common aberrant motor pattern is known as gluteal amnesia (McGill 2007), which may commonly be both a consequence and a cause of back troubles. This gluteal amnesia occurs in people who do not engage the gluteal muscles because of a history of pain during hip extension tasks. Obviously, for this category of client, exercises to enhance the integration of the gluteal muscles will help their backs (and knees).

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