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Your Weekly Lesson

Core Foundations, Week 5: Neutral Rib Cage & Endurance

We are already at Week 5! This is the time when it is easiest to be discouraged. The immediate improvement of strength during the first three weeks slows down, but do not let yourself be fooled… You are still dramatically improving your functional strength and muscle memory. Everything you are able to do at this stage is moving you in the right direction. You have much more awareness and strength, and all the damaging things you were doing have changed. Remember, the goal is muscle memory. We are working on setting your body up for long-term success. Take one day at a time; it will be worth it.

    Neutral Rib Cage & Endurance

    This program is systematically transforming your alignment, overall core strength, and endurance. This week, we will address the upper body compensation patterns and focus on neutral rib cage alignment and continue building the functional strength of your core. Your overall core endurance will become evident at this point.

    What to Expect

    • Improved energy level
    • Less dramatic awareness of the transverse strength as it becomes more natural
    • Feeling overwhelmed – Do not fall into the trap of feeling you have to change everything. Pick a few key things to focus on, and do your best being consistent.
    • More automatic sitting and standing alignment
    • Fewer pelvic floor weakness symptoms
    • Feeling ready to begin weaning from the splint
    • Improved intestinal tract function
    • Ability to sit without back support and stand for longer periods of time with little to no back pain