Human beings evolved tens of thousands of years ago to be able to run and walk long distances.
Key to that ability was conserving energy as we move.
That’s why we use a number of subsystems and connective slings to synchronize movement between the upper and lower body and propel ourselves forward with significantly less expenditure of energy.
One of those systems is the posterior oblique sling.
It runs from the back of one shoulder, runs down across the back ending at the opposite side hip.
When one shoulder moves back into extension, the opposite hip also extends.
At Steelworks we love movements that integrate the upper and lower body together and training this sling hits that theme.
How can you do it?
Here are 4 movements you can do target the posterior oblique sling.