You want me to push my stomach out? On purpose?

I have spent my life being told stand up straight and suck your tummy in. Woman are not allowed to have tummies, and if we do we need to suck them in as much as possible. Tonight however we were doing deadlifts with the trap bar and one of the teaching points was to take a deep breathe in, not a superficial breath with the top of our chest but a great big fucking lungful that pushes our belly out and will help stabilize the spine. So I did, and picked up a 110Kg trap bar deadlift. Fuck yeah.


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7 thoughts on “You want me to push my stomach out? On purpose?

  1. MrsB @ Mind over Matter March 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply

    Fuck yeah!

    • Helen Rothwell March 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm Reply

      Ha your swearing sent this comment to my spam queue 🙂

  2. Mandy @ fatgirlgonehealhthy March 8, 2013 at 12:29 am Reply

    I’m trying to think if I stick my stomach out when I deadlift. Going to give this technique a try…I may be able to life even heavier with this simple change!

  3. Tara March 12, 2013 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Love it! I just read your old posts and I love your blog 🙂

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