Chronus24 Posted September 17, 2008 Report Share Posted September 17, 2008 Been having some balance instability problems as of late, I believed caused by my strong concerted effort to stretch my quads, hamstrings, iliopsoas, and ab muscles daily now that I'm back in class for the year. While on the plus side, my extensions have improved and become more easy to achieve, I've been noticing some lack of stability in my balances (mainly retire', but others as well). Essentially, it seems that while my upper and lower body is strong, I end up hinging over either in the lower waist to hip joint area. I can find my alignment when balancing at the barre, but when holding it it's like those joint muscles aren't activated enough or don't have the strength to maintain that "flexible steel rod" idea arond my center. As I said, this hasn't always been the case, hence my assumed causation of the recent stretching, so what would be some ways to re-strengthen this area? I'm thinking it's my iliopsoas primarily since they trancend above and below this problem hinge, so how would one go about lightly training such a deep and obscure muscle? Quote Link to comment
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