The Art of Mountain Biking
The Art of Mountain Biking
43. Holding Patterns

43. Holding Patterns

Don't let your defaults go unexamined—the affects of holding patterns compound over time.

Holding patterns, the unconscious positions in the body (and the mind) can develop from stress, injury, or repetitive actions over time. They can also surface as a default response to our own individual structure. Identifying and addressing these holding patterns through mindfulness, play, and feedback can help improve alignment, stability, flexibility, and performance.

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Referenced in this episode:

Our Fall Better episode

Antelope Island (which emerges out of the Great Salt Lake)

Holding pattern definition in aviation

Kyphotic curve, which is an exaggerated, forward rounding of the upper back (so when you slouch, your spine is in this position)

Knees over toes guy

Rocksteady Bodyworks (whom we love and recommend to everyone—tell them we sent you!)

If you’re wondering what Jamie’s “ums” look like in my editing software, they look like this:

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