Tummy Time


Just sneaking in a little “Tummy Time” at the boys soccer games! Read below, especially if you have back pain. It's a repost from @celestpereirayoga I seriously learn so many things from her... “Tummy Time”... is a colloquialism that refers to infants being placed in prone to help develop the muscles of the POSTERIOR CHAIN. If babies are always left on their back it slows their development, because they won’t have the strength needed for crawling and walking.

Interestingly, the same thing is happening to adults who spend large quantities of time in sitting. Their back chain weakens making basic functional movements challenging.

The most common outcome is BACK PAIN!

Where possible, try spend a few minutes a day on your front with your upper back in extension. Engage your glutes and try not to hang in your shoulders.

With your muscles engaged to keep your ligaments safe, notice how long you can stay in prone before you fatigue, and then let me know in the comments how long you lasted 🤓
🙏🏻 thank you @celestpereirayoga