I had four patients utter the same words to me this week:
“Deadlifting is hard.”
Another asked a solid question:
“Why is it so hard NOT to slouch?”
Slouching is easy. You’re falling with gravity into the fetal position. You’ll go there if you don’t fight it.
Deadlifting is hard. It takes strong and stable shoulders, hips, torso and back to hold the body upright.
Your 9 months before birth were in the fetal position. Once you entered the world, you spent nearly every waking moment fighting to earn some extra curves.
You wanted to hold your head up.
You reversed yourself out of the fetal position to hold up your head.
You wanted to crawl and walk.
You rocked your hips over, and over, and over to earn your low back curve.
You could not be kept in the fetal position any longer. You earned those extra curves.
So, what happened?
As your priorities changed from movement, you let yourself fall comfortably back into the fetal position.
But make no mistake: you once spent the first year of your life earning and maintaining those curves, so that you could walk.
So, walk. You earned it.
Hold your head up. You earned it.
Sit your hips back and maintain your lumbar curve. You earned it.
Don’t let that first year of constant work be for nothing.
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A little from Dr. Dan, a little from Lisa but always a lot of good stuff!