An Alexander Technique Approach to Weightlifting (Working Out)
This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and great technique to assist the weightlifter. It is the intention of this ebook to help the weightlifter create a personal technique and posture in working out that allows you to find the most mechanically advantageous way to lift. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing technically and posturally in weightlifting, and to assist you in finding a way to lift, so that working out is easier and kinder to the body. The majority of this ebook is VERY specific in describing how to do the most common lifts in the weight room, with free weight and on machines. The sections of this ebook are: What the Alexander Technique Offers Weightlifters; Posture in Weightlifting; Guided Whole Body Release before You Lift; When You’re Not Doing Something, Don’t Continue to Do It; The following lifts in detail – Squats, Leg Press, Leg Extensions, Leg Curls, Adductor Machine, Abductor Machine, Calves, Abdominals (crunches), Bench Press, Shoulder Press Machine, Upright Rows, Lat Pull Machine, Biceps Curl, and Triceps.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life.
This book is 42 pages