Learn how to keep neutral spine with a broom stick

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Neutral spine is basically how you are when you are standing. Ideal posture is defined as your ear in line with your shoulder AC joint, through the hip joint, down through the knot of the laces of your shoes. Your breastbone and pubic bone should be in line.

To learn how to keep that position when you squat, use a broomstick as the girls above are doing. The 3 points of contact are:
1. The back if the head
2. The bra-strap region
3. The tailbone (coccyx)

When you move for a Deadlift or squat, you should be able to maintain the position of the broomstick on those points and prevent excessive sliding. All 3 points of contact should NOT move.

Try it and let me know how you go.

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About Antony Lo
Antony Lo is an APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist based in Sydney. His website is www.MyPhysios.com.au. He specializes in the management, treatment and prevention of pain and dysfunction, particularly of the pelvis and ribcage. His sub-specialties include Crossfit and Exercise Performance Optimization, Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care and difficult cases that have failed treatment elsewhere.

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