Question by Devon Plumley 9 years ago

Need help with LCUPCD

After trying stretching Chi with its pulling up and in with shoulders, I am a little confused during push/pull with arms out to the side during LCUPCD. Should I be leading with the shoulders and pulling in and up like stretching Chi? Normally I have practiced this movement more with the hands and forearms releasing, without much movement in the shoulders. P.S. The shoulders move less from the side-in, then from front to back making this (strecthing chi) up and in movement feel awkard. But I really want to get it right. Thanks for your time everyone.

7 years, 7 months ago Jeremy Leach wrote:

Apologies for the extremely late reply Devon - we've recently improved the commenting system so it's now much easier! Here's my advice - if it's still useful to you:

Yes you should be leading with the shoulders - but it's a circular movement - not up and in like stretching chi. In time the movement leads more from your dantien, and ripples out through the body, shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.

But yes, lead with the shoulders for now and see how that goes.


6 years, 8 months ago Devon Plumley wrote:

Thanks this is helpful...

I have been having some shoulder issues and the physical part of LCUPCD seems perfect to lubricate the shoulder joint.

I have another question please.

Can you tell me how much tension or stretch one should be creating through the extensor muscles/tendons when pushing forward and to the side during LCUPCD.

Thank you very much for your time!

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