hart Posted September 26, 2006 Report Share Posted September 26, 2006 I have spent the last two months working on my supporting leg. I have been systematically trying different things to see what improves or hinders my ability to be pulled up with my weight properly distributed on my supporting leg because I want to take some of the mystery out of why I struggle so much with this. When I am off my leg, I want to be able to fix it, but what makes it difficult is I get pulled back and off my leg for different reasons on different days. Here is my short list, based a lot on Vogel's stuff that I have been playing around with: The big reason why I think I struggle with this are: 1. Tight hip flexors (psoas and TFL) that pull me back and sway my back. 2. Pushing back into hyperextention instead of creating length on the frontside of my hip 3. Tight calves, Achilles Tendons and feet really make it hard for me to feel grounded and they pull me back on my heal. I feel like my heal is going to come off the ground when I move my weight forward. I think this is actually a biggy with my body. 4. Weak Gluteus Medius, lower abs and transverse abs. 5. Poor sense of balance. 6. Difficulty with rotation due to tight IT Band, Lateral Hamstring, and Hip Flexors 7. Pronounced Tibial Torsion that just throws everything out of alignment. 8. Long, loose spine and arms that are hard to control and sometimes throw me off balance. I have been gaining consistency and improvement through stretching and strengthening with #1, 4, 5, and 6. I see huge improvement when I spend time on my feet, but I just haven't gotten to working on stretching them out yet because I have been working really hard on my pelvis. I eventually want to have a short little "get on your leg" warm-up sequence I do that hits my major weaknesses before class. Unfortunately my MAC and I-Pod were stolen out of my office yesterday, so I won't be doing that right away. I am posting this to encourage a dialogue around the topic of the supporting leg. Quote Link to comment
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