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So, I've been doing all these weird and wonderful exercises and keeping a close eye on my posture and they seem to be paying off.
We were doing suwari waza kokyu ho, which I am usually terrible at and I'm with big phil, who naturally enough is big and since he's only been training a few months he's a stiff as a board.
I'm sitting there struggling to move him, as per, and I adjust my posture a bit, suddenly I feel a weird kinda tension in my lower back and it starts spreading along my spine, up my sides and into my arms.
I concentrated on this feeling, took a deep breath to relax and now I find that moving big phil is really easy. So this weird feeling gives me TONS of power to lift and push, within a limited range of motion.
My new goal therefore is to explore this new power and see if I can develop it.