Postural muscle training I
Old is not necessary out of date and new idea could well be old. I have always emphasized the importance of maintaining lumbar lordosis (low back S-curve) especially when performing weight bearing and lifting exercises or activities of daily living. I am glad that my good old advice is well echoed by renowned researcher Dr Richardson who has recently developed the GravityFit Exercise Model to improve Gravity Fitness in the community. It incorporates a series of antigravity exercises and the use of low-tech exercise tools that stimulate sensory receptors to promote antigravity/postural muscle activity and strengthen the antigravity/postural muscle system. Dr Richardson suggests that the Antigravity Muscle System deteriorates when Gravity is absent. Antigravity Muscle System is designed to provide an upward force to counteract Gravity's relentless downward force. Where there is no Gravity, there is no need for the Antigravity Muscle System to function and lack of function causes the tissue to atrophy (weaken). The message is simple. Engage the antigravity/postural muscles (core muscles) whenever and whatever we do.