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Old 02-11-2013, 01:33 AM   #11
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Re: The Floating Slinky of Heaven

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Mert Gambito wrote: View Post
Since many of the exercises cycle between the states of back open / front closed and vice versa...
Hey Mert, yes, good point.

At 1:18 in this video, you can see Akuzawa open and then close very quickly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbvipmVYGzA

Watch his right hand come out - as he opens, and then the hand returns as he closes - just the same as the rising force at the bottom of the Slinky, and the "return stroke" in the lightening strike.

Open = chin up, chest forward, lower back arched, butt stuck out. = Convex arch
Closed = chin down, chest sunk, lower back straight, butt tucked in. = Concave arch

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