Posture is Key for Speed
Photography by Brian Fitzsimmons
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When you see someone who moves very athletically, and you observe them getting ready to jump, sprint or perform even a speed squat it’s evident they work with an efficient posture. They have fluid positions during the movement and continue with proper form by finishing it with a good posture. In order to create this posture, they must have good awareness of their torso position and be able to resist unwanted movement. This is key to developing your best mechanics for any and all of these types of dynamic and locomotive activities. In these following exercises, you can develop the functional strength while increasing that positional awareness. We start in a supported position on your back, move to a suspended position for a higher level challenge, and then finally use that functional strength and position awareness in a vertically stacked position to make sure you can own that posture in a more functional movement that is challenged with a load.