If you don’t move and train in a way that utilizes and strengthens the natural elasticity of the body, you will weaken the body, erode the joints, and make the ligaments and tendons more susceptible to injury. This is mostly about HOW you move, but also a little bit about what types of movements and training you do, as certain types of exercises/stretches and machines, for example, force the body to move unnaturally.
The photo below illustrates a beneficial exercise for the middle section of the body, with emphasis on strengthening the posterior side. The main function of the middle section of the body is to connect and control the upper and lower sections so strength and power can effectively be transferred, and elasticity can be utilized. By understanding this, one would not waste time doing endless crunches or using ab machines found in many gyms. Not only is it an ineffective/inefficient way to train, but it’s also potentially harmful.
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