Vern Gambetta has a great post today on the difference between training and coaching. Great insights and distinctions...
Few more random points
1. The spine needs good mobility. As we age this is one of the first areas of the body to lose mobility; this causes problems. The key is increasing the proprioceptive awareness of the entire spine and the only way to do this is through moving the entire spine through full ranges of motion. If we have great spine awareness and mobility, things tend to function very well.
Mike Nelson wrote a good article about lumbar spine mobility about a year ago. A very good read.
Professor Serge Gracovetsky, who proposed the spinal engine theory, has a good interview here on the movement of the spine.
2. Watch any great dancers and they have tremendous spine mobility, and my guess is most don't have back issues... Just tremendous spine proprioception.
3. Anything that has a nervous system is designed for movement. We were not designed to not move...