S&C

Rip WAS RIGHT (PROBABLY)

(image credit: Thomas Campitelli, The Aasgaard Company 2013)

(image credit: Thomas Campitelli, The Aasgaard Company 2013)

 

Mark Rippetoe addresses a new term, “lumbar amnesia” in this forum Q&A. In it he discusses the myth of gluteal amnesia, or the lack of firing of the glutes during a hip extension. He makes some good points before going to war with someone in the comments. I forgot how entertaining forums can get.

  • You cannot mute the glutes during hip extension, it is most likely not an issue. Not sure if I agree, but it makes sense.
  • You can squat or deadlift with spinal flexion, so it is paramount to eliminate it.
  • During seminars he has used short bouts of superman’s (10 seconds or so) to remind the trainee to focus on firing the erectors and maintaining a┬áneutral posture
  • He doesn’t call this a corrective or any PT term, but I think it’s semantics at this level.
  • This is more typically an issue with men (I agree). I feel women will tend to have a hyperlordotic (over arching) issue at about the same rate.
  • Rip would straight kick my nuts for using the term hyperlordotic.