If you look down at your hips, and you see two small bones there, you are likely moving your hips in a vertical direction.”
So, I’m in pain. I know this because I’ve been having this problem for years. To be fair, I’ve had the problems for a long time and they only manifested for a short while, so maybe I’ve just been unlucky. But if my posture is just normal like I thought, I don’t think I’ll ever get better.
When you’ve been in a pain like this for so long, especially when you’re not having a good night’s rest, you are going to get really used to just being there. And it makes it seem like the pain is the way it’s supposed to be. And this is true for my other problem as well, where a lot of people get their head out of alignment because they think the problem is only their posture.
You can’t really get used to it if the pain is too bad. It may be your muscles, but I actually think it’s your joints that are in a particularly bad way.
Here’s another tip on getting your hands and/or feet in position on the bar with your feet and shoulders on the bar at the same time:
A helpful tip by one of the best kettlebell coaches on the web:
Step 1: Pick the bar and hold it firmly without letting it drop even a finger or so behind your head
Step 2: Lift your hands up high and down low; your feet on the other side of the bar; hands and feet together.
In other words, your feet are high, hands and shoulders are low, and your shoulders are aligned horizontally with your hands high over your head. This technique is called the “cross-over bar.” This creates much-needed leverage in the arms and shoulders. I hope you find it helpful.
(For additional suggestions, check out this great instructional video by a couple of other kettlebell trainers. You’ll learn:
• How to be strong in your shoulders – in a balanced hip and core position
• How to get your shoulders strong enough to do more work on the bar than your lower back
• How to find a kettlebell that is more suited to your weight on the bar with a more symmetrical grip
• How to make good use of your traps in the squat, deadlift, or press as opposed to a more trap-centric squat or a more