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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Comrades, so I've picked up the KBs again after a bit of an absence and have really taken my time going through the Kalos Sthenos DVD. I did the required 100 naked GUs and I worked through all seven stages broken down on the DVD while using an 18 lb. KB.

    So after completeing all that prep (over several days) I decided to do 10 minutes with a 12K KB so I could really focus on form. I only did about 14 total reps in those ten minutes as I really took my time.

    So my question, today when I woke up, the only mildly sore area was my spinal erectors. In the muscles and not that achey tendon pain I sometimes get. Is it normal to feel it in that area?

    TIA

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    Steve B. is offline Senior Member
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    Chris F.

    Everyones body will respond diffrently to exercise so there is no way to say what is normal and what isn't for you.
    As long as it's not an injury(sharp pain or deabilitating)i think you'll be fine.

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    Chris,
    Did you find any restriction on the high bridge?
    Any lumbar extension on the 1/2 kneel to stand?

    Go easy for a couple of days and ease back in

    Brett

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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJones RKC View Post
    Chris,
    Did you find any restriction on the high bridge?
    Any lumbar extension on the 1/2 kneel to stand?

    Go easy for a couple of days and ease back in

    Brett
    No Brett I did not. Although the KS method is so great at diagnosing the right/left imbalances so I am able to work through my more difficult side.

    I am just finishing a month of PT to help me with issues resulting form lordosis (in addition to having a 6th lumbar--lucky me) and my therapist has allowed me to return to my normal activities albeit lightly.

    My D.O. by the way, is hip to the kettlebells.

    I will have to really concentrate on bracing and not letting my pelvis tilt. When I did these getups last year, the bridge portion did seem to aggravate it but I think armed with my new P.T. regimen and going back to square one with the KS method, I should be in good shape. A year and a half ago, I did score a 19 on the FMS so no worries here although the RKC that administered the test and worked with me on the KS getup did point out my more difficult left side. Again, the soreness was definitely more muscular and not so much of that awful achy soft tissue feeling I'm used to.

    I'll tell you, it was really great--once I emptied my cup and checked my ego--to go all the back to the naked getup and then work all seven steps with 5 reps minimum of patterning on each step. I can't believe how much I learned here. I am taking your guys advise and really making this movement like a yoga practice. A moving meditation with weight.

    The KS DVD and book by the way, are absolute gold mines of info. Many thanks to you, Grey, Pavel, Mark and and everyone else that has contributed to our continued health, happiness and strength!

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