Beyond Crunches

The Russian Ballet Leg Thrust

Russian Ballet Leg Thrust

Gymnasts and dancers overdevelop their hip flexors with all the leg raises they do. Eventually, in spite of all their splits and stretches, these muscles shorten If you are curious why it happens, why relaxed stretching cannot help it, and what can be done about it check out Power Stretching, the book. They pull on the spine, inducing unhealthy hyperlordosis, or an exaggerated arch of the lower back. Russian ballet dancers and gymnasts favor the drill I am about to describe because it trains...