Lately I have been loving and creating variations of ground to stand movement patterns.
As mummas when our kidlets start sitting, then move into full on exploring and adventure seeking, we need the ability to get up off the ground efficiently and lets be serious with lightning speed.
We need to be strong and agile to do this.
This where the ground to stand comes in, not only is it a full integrated body movement, it is a powerhouse for activating the core system, in a way that is more like we would need it in our daily lives.
Inhale before you start the movement
Exhale before you come up to standing and pick up the dumbbell to not put pressure on the abdominal wall or pelvic floor, try and continue to exhale through the whole movement until back at starting position on the ground.
Tall long spine
Trail leg keep straight and long, with feet facing forwards to get that butt involved
Reach with the dumbbell as far as feels comfortable for you
Drive the movement with the hip
Have good rhythm and flow
Note :: Not suitable for post natal women before 6 weeks, until been cleared by womens health physiotherapist or a doctor and know that the core system can withstand force after assessment, if still within the first six months of birth ensure to only move where feel comfortable for you and focus on having a good flow with the movement, if you have abdominal separation focus on quality of movement and on the exhale gently activating the pelvic floor using no or a very light dumbbell, also not for women with pelvic pain or knee pain.