Something I have come to understand today at William's... Backbends and Deadlifts are contradictory. If I want to train DL's regularly and still keep active in my backbends, I am going to have to be more vigilant with backbend practice.
What I have noticed in backbend practice today...
*Intercostals are tighter, making it harder to breath
*Lumbar spine less mobile
*Thoracic spine less mobile
*Glutes, Quads and Hams gassed out quickly, seriously... my buns ache.
*Overall much more difficult than I ever remember. Honestly, I don't remember backbends ever being so tough! This used to be a strength for me, so I'm not worried about regaining my backbend losses... just interesting to feel the impact of DLs on back body mobility. LOL!
Focus in today's BB class - Lifting the outer ankle and extending the inner ankle, keeping the weight toward the big toe side of the foot for a more balanced anchor in the foot.`
We drilled extending up into backbends on our toes, anchoring the big toe ball mound, as we extended the heals to the floor, we pressed big toe side of the heal first... facilitating an even ankle extension.
Excellent class like always!