Matt Marshall


I've been feeling quite tense around the shoulders and neck lately (big problem area for me), and realised recently that this might be related in no small way to my decision nlto stop completing the "trifecta" daily.

The "trifecta" is a series of three strength-lead active stretches (sometimes known as strength holds): the L-Sit; the bridge hold; and the twist.

I used to do them in the morning before work and after my regular training but the faff of 2019/20 caused them to become erratic in my routine before fizzling out. I've just idly performed a twist hold at the end of my day to test the waters and wow -- I already feel better. It might be time to pick them back up slowly starting with twists. Like an old friend you suddenly reconnect with and who adds something to your life you'd forgotten you needed.

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