Gyrotonic Exercise of the Week - Upper Body Series Cabbage Patch

Gyrotonic Exercise of the Week: Upper Body Series Cabbage Patch

Upper Body Series - Cabbage Patch with the lower straps

The is a variation on an exercise I developed in the Wingmaster material. The name "cabbage patch" comes from the dance move that I think became popular in the 80s. When I was teaching Wingmaster classes online, Cabbage Patch was included in the majority of workouts as it's one of my favorite Wingmaster exercises.

The root of this exercise is internal circumduction of the spine. Circumduction is one of the 6 spinal ranges of motion. In regular life, circumduction is one of the least used of the spinal ranges of motion. When comparing GYROTONIC® training to other exercise systems I'm always biased but I'm pretty sure I'm accurate in stating that no exercise system aside from Gyrotonic training regularly uses circumduction.

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