Last week I discussed how to prevent our ribs from flaring when moving our upper bodies. Today, we will continue these series and focus on the lower body.
As a recap, when we flare our ribs, it causes us to extend our spines. When we extend our spines we put excess forces on our spine due to overactive lower back muscles and an underactive core. This lack of control over thousands of reps is what causes lower back pain.
For the lower body, the rib flare most frequently happens when we try to extend our hips. This could be at the top of your deadlift when running or swinging a golf club. Check out the video below to learn how to decrease your rib flare.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, let me know!
Move Well, Stay Strong.