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Say NO to a CRANKY Lower Back and Hips!

This week I want to speak directly to those of you (men and women alike) who, for a variety of reasons, have what I refer to as “increased muscle activity”…aka, a lot of “STUFF” going on. Stuff going on with your lower backside to help you manage the forces we all have to deal with every day. You know the ones…gravity, environmental, genetics, etc.

Basically, as we age, our body develops the “best” strategy it can so that we can do what we need and want to do every day. This happens to be one of the more common strategies I see.

See, we’re all gonna “orient” ourselves one way or another, do whatever we need to do in order to get ourselves into certain positions…that we don’t really have access to in that moment.

We ALL do this and even more so as we age…but most of us are totally unaware of it…until we feel stiff, sore, and pain. This is just one of the more common iterations.

If this speaks to you…stiff/sore lower back and hips…with your hips actually going forward…OUCH! I hear you:)

Then what I have for you today can really help.

The GOAL here is to reduce overall body tension…to help your muscles to relax, thus improving your motion.

If you feel you need more help…please reach out…happy to chat:)

Thanks go out to my friend and mentor, Zac Cupples, for the inspiration behind this move.


Here’s what you’re gonna need:

-Comfortable/Clear space

-Wall space

Check out my video below. 🔊 Sound ON!

Here’s what you’re gonna do:


-Stand about arms length away from the wall. Hands chest height. Look comfortably between index fingers

-Feet parallel. Pointed towards the wall.

-Unlock elbows and knees.

🔑 KNEES stay over center of each foot the entire time.

💡Find your 2 POINTS under each foot: 1) INSIDE HEEL 2) BASE of BIG TOE 👣Just SENSE them. Keep GENTLE pressure on both throughout.



-Using your arms, PUSH your HIPS BACK, away from the wall.

-STOP moving when your exhale STOPS!

✔️Hold this position and breathe: 3rds x 5 breaths

Notice how you move and feel afterward. Is it any different than normal?

Practice DAILY and enjoy feeling good afterwards!

Dedicated to your health and longevity, Mike

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