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Back Support Putting Up Cat Fence

Back Support Putting Up Cat Fence
Back Support Putting Up Cat Fence

Daily Activities and Back Support

Back support isnt something you wear for a set period of time. It is something you do! Continuously. Its not something you set aside time to do. Somehow our world has come to isolate even these kinds of non temporal experiences into blocks of time, most commonly an exercise time block that focuses on your abs.

Body Mechanics vs Exercise

Unlike exercise, body mechanics is something we practice continuously. If you practice poor body mechanics in life, an exercise routine will be no more than a bandage or a distraction from real cause of your back pain, hip pain, sciatica etc. Question is are you practicing body mechanics that support good form and functional longevity?

Good form while exercising seems common sense. Surprisingly, good form takes a second seat to performance during a typical exercise routine. When pushing yourself to fatigues you likewise compromise good body mechanics.

How to Improve Body mechanics?

Good back support forms the key stone of good body mechanics. Your belly button marks your center of mass. To keep good body mechanics and back support, focus on keeping your belly button squarely over your feet at all times unless you counterweight as I will elaborate on in next paragraph. Most people most of the time drop theirs in front when they reach, bend and even while they stand , walk and sit. ย The other side of your belly button is the small of your low back. Check in with how your low back feels. If it feels like its tensing up, rather than stretching you probably need to shift your weight back so that your belly button rests over your hips. Imagine that your belly button is facing the floor and anchoring you as you bend or squat. What does your body need to do to achieve that?

Allow your body to figure it out for you. You will feel yourself squatting a little deeper and your hips reaching back more than what you would let them do. Avoid any static poses that take your center of mass behind your hips or to the side of them. Doing so places bad strain on your muscles, requiring them to take on the role of support, a role designated to your skeleton.

On the other hand, a counterweight requires that you shift your center of mass away from your support in order to feel biomechanically sound and balanced. ย A back bend or sun salute creates a counterweight by leaning away from your feet up to your bellybutton at which point your body leans back over your feet. Your body weight remains evenly distributed over your feet. Another counterweight example is having some assisted support such as a hammock or resistance band holding up or pulling you in the opposite direction. A body in motion often experiences brief shifts in center of mass. Even the act of glide walking, your natural walk, has your center of mass briefly falling forward just before your leg thrusts in front and catches it. Most people wont relate to this or the smooth feeling of natural walking, because they have learned to tense up their hips and to lead with their head and shoulders instead. Learning rhumba or salsa helps you relax your hips and get a good feel for glide walking.

Compare the feeling of those two exercises to the strain of standing straight and too close to the wall while trying to drill a hole. The later may result in a “muscle brace” that remains locked up in case you hit similar bad form in the future.

If you are feeling relief in your low back, thats success! Congratulations on reaching good back support! Keep practicing this drill throughout your life. Dont wait for the next exercise block to focus on good body mechanics ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Here is another example of daily body mechanics belly button squatting compost pile

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DIY Cat Fence: Solving an Escape Mystery



DIY Cat Fence

Since the time I lost Pickle to a hungry coy wolf January 2016 Ive had the resolve to put up cat fence to keep my cat family safe. Rolls around end of summer and my kitties are ripe for real adventure. Ive had this fence up for a few weeks and Im on a constant look out for yet another clever escape. My roommate’s cat is doing most of the escaping for now. It takes her no time at all to find the next escape route. A lot of my suggestions are thanks to her. While my babies are not quite experienced enough fortunately for me, Im hoping to utilize her escape skills in time to cat proof my cat fence. I like to think they feel content here inside the yard in company of one another, cicadas, grasshoppers and one giant climbing paradise of a tree. Orange loves hopping onto the shed roof top from there and thats where he hangs out a lot. But.. cats are curious creatures and contentment requires upkeep ๐Ÿ™‚

Choosing the right cat fence

At first I was ready to shell out $600 for a ready made cat fence. I would recommend that route if you can afford it. I believe the support structure is much more sound, of better sturdier material. It will likely save you time not having to fortify areas that a flimsier construction inherits. Also there is a Houdini proof fence mechanism thats available, which collapses with the weight of the cat but springs back up once the cat releases. Noone likes the feeling of falling.

DIY will likely save you lots of money though. If you do go the DIY route, there are better options for different types of fences. For example, if you have a chain link fence, I suggest a DIY roll bar for your cat fence.

Cat Fence Pitfalls

My frugal nature had me searching for a diy option. Sure enough I found one step by step tutorial on how to cat proof your yard fairly easily. This is bar far the most cost effective cat fence. However, as you will see in my videos, where I have provided detailed suggestions, there are plenty of ways a cat can escape this set up. I believe this fence can work very well when installed with attention to details. However, Im still trying it out and likely havent ruled out all escape possibilities.

This set up requires deer block and garden stakes. Garden stakes are actually very easy for your cat to bend with body weight. Their primary purpose is to support the mesh and to keep it tight enough so that the cat cannot grab a hold of the fence behind it. Even so, if your cat holds on to it for any length of time, the stake will break and will have to be reinforced. I use other such stakes and tie them with zip tie in places my cats favor. Deer block, a kind of very fine mesh, also rips easily. Supposedly cats dont like holding on to it. However, its important to “stitch zip tie” it as I show in my video. Otherwise next time your cat attempts that same route, the mesh wont be in its place to stop it. A clever cat may take the gaping opportunity of your oversight and escape before you get a chance to fix it.

Also, check that the mesh is properly taut between the stakes and staples below. Watch for unusual holes and rough areas in your actual fence where cats can grip through the mesh. Gates and corners offer special challenges as I demonstrate in my video. Good luck ๐Ÿ˜€

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new toy tunnel diy cat

new toy tunnel diy cat
new toy tunnel diy cat

new toy tunnel diy cat

this diy cat toy project… just a cardboard box with cut outs and ping pong balls inside. support hoops are cut out from plastic plant pots. these hoops also mean the cats have to work to get the balls past each one on its way to freedom.

seems like a good idea to combine things cats love; ping pong balls, cardboard and tunnel idea to make it adventuresome. the three had a blast that day romping about .

Gotadmit cats have adhd and they havent come back to play with it since. its that or they got the thing figured out. time for another??!

some more fun/funny kitten videos AGENT ORANGE DETERS PREDATORS OF CICADOIDEA