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Our backs are designed so that form fits function. The upper portion of the spine below the neck - the thoracic spine - encompasses a very important, relatively mobile part of your back. The thoracic spine has slightly smaller vertebrae than your lumbar spine (lower back). This allows for the thoracic (T-spine) to be more mobile, and able to flex bilaterally and extend. Meanwhile, the lumbar spine – with bigger, bulkier vertebrae – is responsible for providing stability. So it is important to develop mobility in the T-spine and establish stability in the lumbar spine.
Back in college I used a life coach to help me get over some of my anxiety issues. This was a sentence that she used over and over and over again and I never forget this sentiment as it can relate to all parts of our life.
As coaches, we see so many people “Shoulding” all over themselves when it comes to fitness and nutrition.
- Should I use X product?
- Should I eat ____?
- Should I be on [enter new fad diet here] diet?
- Should I have that goal?
- Should I be farther along in my progress?