Gisele Q.

Gisele Q.

Kenzai Member

Balancing Act

  • Jul 27th, 2018 at 8:22AM

I like the balancing exercises! I’m actually pretty good at them if I may say so myself. It must be all those years of figure skating. That being said they aren’t always pretty.

The hip flexors are still a bit achy but walking is getting better. The block under my butt when I stretch is definitely helping!

 
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7 comments

Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
over 2 years ago

Glad to hear your hip is getting better!


    Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
    Head Trainerover 2 years ago

    Finding your center of balance and playing with that edge is actually super fun! It's a bit like being an elm tree in a vast field. The winds ebb and flow and your with it, Gisele!


      Nikhil K.Nikhil K.Alumni
      over 2 years ago

      Figure skating ... wow! This balancing stuff must be easy peasy for you! I encountered hip flexor issues when I messed around with my "Aero" bike position and was told my an expert that hip flexor tightening is a symptom caused due to the lack of proper glute and/or core activation. Some online suggest sources this is not only for bike related activities but across the board... check this out https://www.theptdc.com/2015/11/why-doing-hip-flexor-stretches-may-not-loosen-and-open-up-the-hips/


        Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
        over 2 years ago

        Bennnnnnnnnd and stretchhhhhhhh...REACH for the skyyyyy


          Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
          over 2 years ago

          Re Scott and Gisele - "stand on tippy toes oh so high..."
          @Gisele, when do you use the block?


            Gisele Q.Gisele Q.Kenzai Member
            over 2 years ago

            @nikhil---thanks so much for the article. Very interesting. So maybe it's my lower back or my core, but one thing for sure is my hip flexors always seem to be activated.
            @Kathleen--I typically use the block for any stretch where I'm sitting with my legs open. I find that without the block my hip flexors are always contracted, but with the block it helps them relax a bit.


              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
              over 2 years ago

              Well done

              Ice skating makes sense

              Go Team go


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