Tutorial #2751

Common Grippers

10 min - Tutorial


Learn about the areas of the body that are commonly gripped in this tutorial with Karen Sanzo. She explains how the glute/thigh relationship builds up to the spine, and how gripping the glutes will cause other parts of the body to grip like the neck and shoulders. She builds up to the High Bridge while showing the difference between a tucked position and a neutral position.
What You'll Need: Mat, Wall, Theraband

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Sep 25, 2016
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One of my favorite things to do on Pawleys anytime our tutorials and they're little short bites of information that I find to be helpful and useful. Uh, this first tutorial is going to be on what I ca...

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So looking forward to using this knowledge Karen - I have a couple of gold medal winning butt gripping clients this week. I'll report back!
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Good one.
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Great tutorial Karen! This will be great for my grippers. I tried the standing bridge against the pedi poll and the wall, I sure felt the upper back extensors. Thanks so much.
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Loved this. I have a question. I am working on my core area, but it is still a little soft. How do I tell when I am puffing out that area if I already have a little extra there?

Thanks, as always, for your superior teaching ability.
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Lori, What a good question. Soft is always okay. It's the underneath portion we are speaking about. Some feel a "bulge" in their perineum. Or they may even say their crotch feels full. I know that sounds kind of weird. But we don't want to feel a full bracing effect in this type of activity. We want to feel a connection. It's often less than we actually think it should be. Recognizing it is key. THEN. when weight and repetitions pick up, we know it's activity participating in the event at hand.
Very helpful. Thank you!
Really useful thankyou Karen in feeding into my knowledge around posture. Am I right in thinking that a 'butt gripper' would likely have sacroiliac problems in terms of prolonged posterior tilt and that actually this posture usually comes with weak glutes (and also v. tight psoas)? (I think this was me)!!
Best wishes from the UK

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