2017.02.01 CSCS Daily Study Question:
As the head strength and conditioning coach of your university you sometimes get called in to assist the exercise physiology classes with material. Today’s presentation covers the vertebral column and the stress it endures when performing resistance training. To cover the basics of a normal, natural vertebral column alignment, you point to the lumbar area of a display skeleton and tell the class that the natural position of the lumbar spine is __________.
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The natural position of the lumbar spine is lordotic. The overall shape of the spine is S-shaped; it is kyphotic in the thoracic spine (the curve of the spine faces dorsally) and lordotic in the lumbar spine (the curve of the spine points ventrally).
“Thoracic” refers to the middle section of the vertebral column between the cervical and lumbar spine. “Valsalva” is a breathing technique used to increase torso rigidity when carrying a heavy load.
Essentials of Strength Training & Conditioning 3rd Edition p. 84
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2017.02.01 CSCS Daily Study Question
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