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Offline samjohn

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Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« on: July 17, 2011, 12:33:59 AM »
What can I do to  get rid of this? Not too interested in stretches, hoping something like way more back and ab work would help?

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Re: Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 02:08:32 PM »
I think the main priority in treating lordosis is to strengthen the posterior chain. Deadlifts and arch ups (a.k.a hyperextensions) should help strengthen the posterior chain. The arch ups should be full ROM rather than the ones on the ground.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable on the subject will be able to give you more info on this!


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Re: Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 10:52:29 PM »
An exaggerated lordosis is caused by a series of muscle imbalances. Some need stretching, others strengthening.
It's not as simple as "which exercises".

The ercector spinae are shortened
hamstrings lengthened
hip flexors shortened
quadratus lumborum shortened
rectus abdominus lengthened
etc.......

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Re: Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2011, 01:40:49 AM »
I visit a chiropractor, and he made it disappear  :)

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Re: Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 06:27:36 AM »
I visit a chiropractor, and he made it disappear  :)
Disappear?  ???


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Re: Exercises to eliminate lordosis
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 08:58:14 AM »
A chiropractor can straighten and align your spine temporarily, and help with understanding what it should feel like.  The process may also stretch the muscles that need to be stretched.  However, my experience with postural issues is that one also has to pay attention and help fix them oneself as well - it's easy to fall back into bad postural habits.

Based on other people I've seen, the Alexander technique seems to an effective option for improving postural issues.  Pilate's can also help, but can result in a stiff looking posture.