In Part 5, Starrett addresses lower back pain. First, he looks for a stabilization plan with an organized set-up. He assesses midline stabilization through drills on the floor and discusses how to correct overextension faults.
He also addresses head-position faults and demonstrates how tension is lost once the head leaves neutral position.
“The head is the keystone in order to keep the thoracic spine in position,” he says.
Finally, Starrett addresses proper breathing for maintaining stability.
“Many of our athletes cannot dissociate our stabilization mechanism from our breathing mechanism,” he says.
He coaches an athlete through proper breathing for maintaining tightness and shows how this increases her range of motion.
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Additional reading: Hamstrung by Kelly Starrett, published July 1, 2007.