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A rounded back can be healthy? How to implement the Jefferson Curl for a resilient spine

Do not be afraid of a rounded back! 


Somewhere along the way a rumor started that lifting with a rounded back was bad. In reality, our spines aren't afraid of a little flexion! 


The Jefferson Curl is a great move to help us strengthen in that flexed lumbar position, and also gives us a little bit of a low back stretch in the process. 



Training in this position will help your back be more bulletproof in the future, and can ultimately save you from injury late on down the road. 


Give this move a shot and let us know what you think! 


Still not sure if you're using the best techniques to maintain correct form, avoid injury, and make your biggest gains and PRs? 


Shoot us a message. We're happy to take a look at your form and offer suggestions in a weightlifting analysis session or our small group training classes. 




Dr. Allison Bullinger, PT, DPT
Post by Dr. Allison Bullinger, PT, DPT
November 29, 2022
Allison received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University (2022) after completing her undergrad in Kinesiology at Kansas State University. Working as a CNA throughout her undergrad program, she saw first hand the life-long struggles that people faced with their health and wellness. "I was motivated to get people healthy and stay that way throughout their lives. It pains me to see people struggle and feel like they're just extending their life. I want to help people improve their quality of life and thrive." Allison takes a nuanced approach to client care and focuses on the mental as much as the physical. "I have the chance to help clients feel stronger and more confident in their body; Help them understand how resilient and capable they really are!" Allison is AAMT Dry Needling Certified and has a diverse range of manual therapy training in her tool kit. Outside of seeing clients, Allison spends her time doing water sports, running and spending every opportunity outside. She tries to stay involved in the community and support local small businesses.