Qigong in circle walking?

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Re: Qigong in circle walking?

Postby D_Glenn on Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:50 am

Another thing you can work on is finding the control over your Transverse Abdominal Muscles (TVA), and then learn to isolate the contraction of them from your other Abdominal muscles. The TVA are the innermost layer and you want to learn to contract only the half of the TVA that is on the inside of the circle, while the other side is relaxed. This is what Turning your Waist towards the center means. This contraction can be held the whole time you’re turning in that direction, then switch and hold the opposite side. These muscles can be trained to contract for a long time because of their close proximity to the liver. Unlike skeletal muscle that can really only last for 6 minutes.


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Re: Qigong in circle walking?

Postby marvin8 on Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:28 am

D_Glenn wrote:Another thing you can work on is finding the control over your Transverse Abdominal Muscles (TVA), and then learn to isolate the contraction of them from your other Abdominal muscles. The TVA are the innermost layer and you want to learn to contract only the half of the TVA that is on the inside of the circle, while the other side is relaxed. This is what Turning your Waist towards the center means. This contraction can be held the whole time you’re turning in that direction, then switch and hold the opposite side. These muscles can be trained to contract for a long time because of their close proximity to the liver. Unlike skeletal muscle that can really only last for 6 minutes.

Some exercises to develop a stronger TVA.

Excerpt from "The Transverse Abdominis – The Spanx Of Your Abdominal Muscles:"
Jennifer M. Regan on June 02, 2009 wrote:How Do You Get A Stronger Transverse Abdominis?

If you dread or despise crunches, you are in luck! To develop and strengthen the transverse abdominis, you do not have to perform flexion or extension exercises. To start building strength in your TVA muscle, you will need to know how to activate it through a series of “draw-in” abdominal maneuvers. “Drawing in your abdominal muscles” is a conscious process and takes a lot of practice, but once you understand it, you will see results like a stronger core, flatter stomach and a beach ready tummy.

Draw In Your Abs

For many people, learning to draw in the abdominals is a difficult process. As mentioned above, most people are used to working their core by developing the rectus abdominis muscles through conventional methods such as crunches, sit-ups, and other flexion/extension exercises. Remember, these exercises push out the abdominal wall. We want to pull the abdominal wall in. The concept of drawing in is the exact opposite of rectus abdominis training. It is the process where you pull IN your abdominal wall.

Five Exercises That Focus On Drawing In The Abdominal Muscles Include:
1. The lying draw-in maneuver (tummy vacs)
2. Foot-hand bear crawl
3. The forward ball roll
4. Hollow body holds
5. Planks


Excerpt from RSF thread "What is Jin 勁? — Scott P. Phillips:"
marvin8 wrote:Scott said "continuous connection," not continuous movement. Don’t use jin use continuous connection. How do you get continuous connection? You get it using four words Xukong Lingtong. We are only going to talk about xu right now, "hollow body” (aka empty body). Xu: empty like a puppet, "dead weight" body, but it is also radiant and luminous. “Hollow body” exercise cultivates maximum gravity, etc.

Hollow body (e.g., NoSword in RSF discussion) is an concept/exercise used by acrobats, gymnasts and aerial artists. Here a Ciruqe du Soleil acrobat does a hollow body exercise. (At 3:30, the acrobat says a celebrity surgeon said you'll never have back problems [e.g., johnwang's hunchback thread], if you do the exercise well):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1K0BdjnNks&t=3m30s


Excerpt from "Dustin Poirier’s Coach Expects Fourth-Round Finish Of Khabib Nurmagomedov:"
Jon Fuentes on Sep 1, 2019 wrote:“The goal really is to make sure we’re digging for underhooks and that Dustin has a strong core so he can rotate, as far as the transverse abdominis for rotation, so he can change direction and turn Khabib around and have him facing the cage,” Daru explained. “Then [Poirier] can push off and rain his shots the way he does.”
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