In this post I want to tell you about the body’s most primal muscle…
You probably have never heard of it (let alone trained).
Did you know your hips are the bridge between your upper body and lower body?
They are at the centre of your body’s movement.
Sitting within the well of your hip and lower spine is the psoas major muscle, one of the two muscles that make up the iliopsoas.
It’s often called the “mighty” psoas (pronounced so-az) for the many important functions it plays in the movement of your body.
The psoas is the only muscle in the human body connecting the upper body to the lower body.
The muscle attaches to the vertebrae of the lower spine, moves through the pelvis and connects to a tendon at the top of the femur.
It also attaches to the diaphragm, so it’s connected to your breathing, and upon it sits all the major organs.
A functioning psoas muscle creates a neutral pelvic alignment.
Stabilizes your hips.
Supports your lower spine and abdomen.
Supports your organs in the pelvic and abdominal cavity.
And gives you greater mobility and core strength.
When it functions well, it has the power to…
… help you achieve peak performance day after day after day.
… rapidly drop ugly body fat that stubbornly clings to your body.
… train harder, heavier and gain strength faster than you thought possible.
… hit your peak of sexual health.
… flood your mind and body with renewed energy and vigour.
Put simply, this muscle is the core of activity in your body.
So, when it’s out of balance or if the psoas tightens, there are serious consequences that flow throughout the body.
That’s why I urge you to try these…..