Differentiating Internal and External Oblique Training - LPHC Disorder
Addressing specifically the 'Obliques' ( as of course there are other issues concerning this dysfunction) What type of exercises would you implement to inhibit and activate the opposing oblique muscles. For example: Inhibit right external oblique and left internal (yes left rotation/ flexion), whilst activating the opposing two. All input much appreciated!
Inhibiting right internal oblique and left external oblique You may doing simple "Side Lift" exersize:
Lie on your side with your legs extended and stacked on top of each other. Your upper body is raised but supported by your right elbow. Allow the right forearm to be placed forward and your left arm rest on your side. Focus on your core; feel your center and your balance. Keep the shoulders down.
Inhale to prepare. As you exhale, pull the right shoulder blade down; activate your trunk muscles and elevate your hips. Focus on your center; work within your frontal plane to locate your balance. Maintain this position for 2 to 4 counts. - Your external right and internal left obliques are activated, while internal right and external left obliques are inhibited.
As you inhale, return to the starting position with control. Do not allow gravity to drop you to the floor. Feel your navel pulling in toward your spine for security.
Repeat on the opposite direction.
With regards, Miroslava.