How to sculpt a lean, linear, sexy side view - step-by-step psoas lengthening for beginners

How To Sculpt a Lean, Sexy Side View

How To Sculpt a Lean, Sexy Side View

Have you ever watched a video of yourself, in profile view, while you’re working out?  I know the first time I saw a side view of myself working out I was shocked.  What I saw was “THE BLOB”.  It seemed like every move was making my belly bulge.  What’s up with that?

Standard crunches. like most exercises you've learned at the gym, bulk up your psoas muscle, giving your profile "THE BLOB effect".

Standard crunches. like most exercises you’ve learned at the gym, bulk up your psoas muscle, giving your profile “THE BLOB effect”.

What is The Psoas Muscle?

The Psoas is a big, thick muscle located behind your abdominal organs and in front of your spine.  You can’t see it because it’s buried deep in your belly, but it has a major effect on your profile view.  Its upper fibers are attached to your spine and its lower fibers are attached to your thigh bone.  It took me years to figure out why I wasn’t seeing results from my workouts, why my body never seemed to change shape from “THE BLOB” I was seeing in the mirror and on those side-view videos.  I finally figured out that none of the exercises I was taught at the gym and by my trainers were designed to lengthen my psoas muscle.

lengthening the posts muscle is key to a lean, angular, sexy side view

The Psoas muscle is a big thick muscle located deep in your belly behind your abdominal organs. It plays a major role in your profile view and lengthening it is THE key to a lean, angular, sexy side view.

Belly Bulge?

I you’re like most people, your belly bulges when you do standard exercises like crunches, sit-ups, planks, pushups, lunges, and squats.  That’s because no one has ever taught you proper positioning and form to lengthen your psoas muscle.  Once you get the hang of it you can incorporate psoas lengthening into almost every exercise you do.

Using Your Brain to Change the Shape of  Your Body

Other people will tell you that your body shape is in your genes, that it’s your destiny, that you can’t change it.  Don’t listen to them.  Don’t accept the limitations that others place on you.  If you understand the basic anatomy and biomechanics and apply them you can actually use your brain to change the shape of your body.

How to Lengthen Your Psoas

Probably the biggest single change you can make right now, today, to start sculpting the lean, cut, angular side view you want to see in the mirror, is to put these psoas-lengthening moves to work for you.  Lengthening the psoas is such an important component of the body-sculpting that I incorporate an entire series of these lengthening moves into every workout.  In fact, I’ve modified almost every “standard” exercise to achieve maximum posts lengthening.

Try the Tree Backbend

How to sculpt a lean, linear, sexy side view - step-by-step psoas lengthening for beginners

Lengthening your psoas muscle is THE key to sculpting a long, lean, sexy side view

You can start as close to the tree as you need to for support.  The key is getting the maximum length in the soft part of your belly (between your rib cage and your pubic bone) and the maximum banana- shape to your spine.  You accomplish this by supporting your weight on the tree with your arms while you thrust your bellybutton to the sky and reach as far backwards as you can with each arm, one at a time.

As you gain more confidence you can walk your hands further and further down the tree – until you can reach the ground.  Have somebody spot you at first until you feel comfortable and only walk your feet away from the tree when your body is completely stabilized in the air by your core muscles.

The tightness and pull you feel at the hip joint is your psoas muscle as it lengthens – start doing this every day and you will be amazed at how your profile view changes from “THE BLOB” to a long, lean, angular shape.

 

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