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The free eBook with the introduction to Straightness Training is now available in the Norwegian language!
Well done Atie and Ann-Karin!
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In Straightness Training we perceive a semantic difference between the lateral bending of the spine and the lateral bending in the whole body:
When it comes to training horses – and also when it comes to fitness training for humans – there are two types of exercises:
1. Compound exercises
2. Isolation exercises
Already in the 18th and 19th century riding grandmasters favoured one over the other. For example, François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688–1751) and Gustav Steinbrecht (1808–1885) favoured the traditional and academical compound exercises and François Baucher (1796–1873) favoured and invented a lot of revolutionary and fancy looking isolation exercises (where his first method was rather harsch, but his milder second method is still used nowadays).
First, let’s have a look at the definition of compound and isolated exercises and then let’s address the benefits and drawbacks of each type of exercises, so we can make a conclusion at the end.