Hi all, i have been going to physio for years now and one thing that comes up a lot is the fact that my ribs flare. My shoulder blades stick out a lot, but i have been told they are not in the wrong position, but it is my ribs that are in the wrong position.
Typical things we have tried are breathing exercises that focus on exhalation, trying to use my obliques to close down the ribs however we have never had much luck with this.
The reason i go to Physio is due to the back pain i suffer from, which my physio advises me is largely due to me being stuck in extension.
After reading the Gok Hole method book i am most interested in anchoring my ribs, but i still do not fully understand how to do it. Should i be using my spine to bring the ribs down or should i just be using my muscles? When i try using my muscles to pin the ribs down, my rectus abs overpower everything else.
I have recorded a video of me trying to anchor my ribs, this is the best i have managed so far.But i presume i am still doing this wrong as it looks very unnatural when i do it, and i am worried that i am making my posture worse. Any feedback you could give is greatly appreciated.
At the start of the video i am stood fairly relaxed (my normal position), then you will see i extend/push the ribs further forward, before attempting to anchor them down. You can then see when i relax again at the end of the video the clear difference.
Hear is a link: https://youtu.be/PlqPHIscbpk