Arch in lower back while in 2 point?

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    06-13-2013, 02:58 PM
Arch in lower back while in 2 point?

I recently discovered that I have an arch in my lower back while at 2 point. My trainer doesn't tell me to fix it, but from what I've read its a bad habbit. Everyone I've asked said that it ruins your center of balance, but I can't balance at the 2 point without arching my back, it feels natural to me. How do I fix this?

P.s. I am talking about an inward arch so my stomach comes forward. Not like a outward arch where the whole back is bent.
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    06-13-2013, 03:47 PM
I arch (sway) my back if my butt is too far forward in 2-point. I have to remind myself to keep my butt over the seat and away from the pommel, then my back straightens out.
It's not just a balance thing. You'r back is going to start to hurt if you don't straighten up.
    06-13-2013, 03:57 PM
An arch in 2 point is unnatural. I would say that your legs are weak. The position of 2 point is similar to the stance of a downhill skier, where the back is flat and the legs do most of the work. You WILL strain your back riding this way.
    06-13-2013, 05:58 PM
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You may wish to work at strengthening your stomach muscles specifically as well general conditioning for your legs and back (especially lower). I think if you get your stomach muscles in good shape (it's that old core strength thing) you'll find you've got better control over your whole body and will be able to position yourself the way you want when you're in the saddle. Good luck and welcome to the forum.

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