Back Squat to Max
3 rounds for time of:
30-second L-sit hold
135-lb. thrusters, 10 reps
Why the L-sit?
You spend all day seated. Your hip flexors, responsible for raising your knee off the ground (hip flexion, of course) rest in a shortened state for hours at a time. Glutes, too. They get used to resting, and stay in either their shortened state (hip flexors) or lengthened state (Glutes) when you stand. This leads to an imbalance around the pelvis: tight in front, slack in the butt. And since the glutes don’t have the tension to balance out the pelvis, your lower back gets pulled around by the hip flexors. You can’t touch your toes anymore.
You need stronger, more pliable hip flexors (and glutes, and back.) We’re going to take the seated position and reverse gravity: now you’ll be holding your feet UP instead of letting gravity push them DOWN.
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