CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Exercises
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Exercises Movements, technique & proper execution

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
Mark Kosmowski
Member Mark Kosmowski is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oneida  NY
Posts: 135
learning lifts on my own

If I learn lifts on my own from the videos on the main page and the SS book, is it going to be helpful for form to be mindful of my thoracic vertebrae curve? Meaning, to keep my posture such that my thoracic curve is correct?

I notice that I tend to be hunched a bit at rest. Is hunched the same as rounded back when people discuss poor form here?

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
Lawrence "Bo" Boland III
Member Lawrence "Bo" Boland III is offline
 
Lawrence "Bo" Boland III's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fairfax  VA
Posts: 1,645
Re: learning lifts on my own

Mark,

1) You can definitely learn on your own. Keep the weight light at first, and take videos with a digital camera or cell phone. Watch those videos yourself to correct what you see and/or post them online for critique.

2) Look into the Neanderthal No More series. A rounded upper back, forward shoulders, and craned neck are from sitting at a computer too long. This series helps you identify and correct postural issues.

All WFS (some bodybuilder type pictures in backround, shirts off, etc)
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...no_more_part_i
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...o_more_part_ii
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...al_no_more_iii
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...o_more_part_iv
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...no_more_part_v
__________________
30/m/5'9"/175-ish lbs Workout Log
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
Lincoln Brigham
Member Lincoln Brigham is offline
 
Lincoln Brigham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Kirkland  WA
Posts: 3,987
Re: learning lifts on my own

Mark, most of the time when the discussion is about a rounded back during the lifts it usually is referring to the lumbar region. The thoracic region can also be too rounded (excessive kyphosis aka hunchback) but is generally not considered as serious of a problem since the thoracic region is naturally in kyphosis anyway. The lower back problem is when the lumbar vertegbra go from lordosis into kyphosis, which puts a strain on the vertebrae, discs, etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 03:17 PM   #4
Robert Woller
Member Robert Woller is offline
 
Robert Woller's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Katy  TX
Posts: 97
Re: learning lifts on my own

My first year of CrossFit I learned all the movements myself by watching videos. But joining a box is one of the best things I ever did. There's really no substitute for a great coach.
__________________
"Transforming lives through the gift of mobility"
http://www.freewheelchairmission.org
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Learning Oly Lifts Mark Martino Exercises 2 06-03-2006 09:39 PM
Learning the O-lifts Greg Kemp Exercises 1 02-10-2006 12:33 AM
Learning the lifts Jason Simpkins Starting 9 05-23-2005 08:33 PM
Learning the O-lifts and doing the WOD... Travis Mulroy Starting 4 10-28-2004 11:59 AM
Learning/Progressing Olympic lifts Leo Starting 5 06-17-2004 11:00 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.