What are Resets?
The Original Strength system is built around a series of movements referred to as RESETS. These are the fundamental movements that we all first experienced as infants. RESETS follow a baby's natural physical evolution from a belly wiggle, to lifting the head while arching up, to rolling over and finally crawling.
When adults perform RESETS, we're strengthening the muscles of our core: shoulders, chest, stomach, diaphragm, and upper-mid-low back areas. We are also firing up our brain-motor neuron pathways as well as the system that controls our sense of balance. ...all good things for PALS!
My favorite RESETS are: rocking, rolling, arching up and baby crawling - - a mighty four that are an essential part of my daily routine!
RESETS are usually practiced right on the floor, as demonstrated in the "how to" videos below. If getting down on the floor isn't an option for you - - use your bed instead! A bed that's size 'double' or larger, and has a fairly firm mattress is a safe and accessible surface for practicing most RESETS.
Here's a super-easy beginner series that you can do while lying in bed:
- On your back: draw both knees up to the chest and place hands on your knees. Slowly rock knees and hips right and left. Repeat 8 times.
- Extend the legs and slowly roll over to your stomach. Return roll to your back. Repeat 4 times.
- Roll to your stomach and prop yourself up on your forearms. Look right, look left then down and up. Repeat the head movements 2 more times.
- Place hands under shoulders and push yourself back and up to a hands-and-knee position. Gently rock forward and back within a range that is comfortable for your body. Repeat 4 times.
- Slowly return to lying on your stomach, roll to your back and finish with a few deep breaths.
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