söndag 11 november 2012
She was pleased to see that we had improved since last visit, but emphasised the use of the short foot technique and making use of the core muscles for stability. I think it's something everyone in the club can improve on.
When visiting she took the time to give some improvement pointers individually to our karatekas, and it seems to have been very much appreciated!
From not having any sway in my lower back a year ago, I now have too much (as you can see in the picture). I've been working so hard on my posture it has now gone the other way! To improve this I have to engage my core more than I do. Also still training my abs and back is essential for this improvement.
She also noticed that my hamstrings aren't as strong as they should be. So I'm switching up my strength exercises and focusing on hamstrings and glutes for my legs for a bit.
And on that note, I know I've been slacking off on my strength training the past month. It's mostly due to being sick/recovering almost whole September, starting a new more physically demanding job, and being generally busy during the weekends. I just have to get started again and do some exercises in between karate training days.
I don't think I've become weaker since summer ended, but I also haven't become stronger.
It's always interesting to have such knowledgeable people visit. I have learned a lot from both my chiropractor, other visiting trainers, and courses I have taken the past year. And it has given me an insight on why we actually do the techniques in the way that we do them, and how we all can improve them my knowing a little about the body's anatomy!
Picture by: Sofia Danielsson