Belly Button to Butt

By Greg Finch

exercise, pectoral, shoulder

Belly Button to Butt

Great for opening the shoulder joints and lengthening the pectoralis major and minor. The piece of webbing I'm using is easily mobile when you travel. I also use a length of PVC at home.

As you watch someone going through the Static Back routine it may look like they are just laying there. That they are totally passive.

Actually the truth is that static back is an incredibly active maneuver. It is a symmetrical stimulus that is engaging all the muscles of the musculoskeletal system in a process of redistribution. But while active on the musculoskeletal level the demand on one's physical output is minimal.

This allows us to focus the mind on our breath, symmetry and presence all while using gravity to our advantage when we are off balance.

Here are simple to follow steps to integrate Static Back into and throughout your day:

1. Frequency 

EVERYDAY - Morning and evening
3-5+ round trips each session

2. Prioritize Breath, Shoulder position, and Progression

- Deep nasal inhale and exhale
- Do not shrug your shoulders
- Don't rush through the rep get familiar where and when you are tight

3. Hand Position Through Range of Motion

Palms start facing your thighs. As you get to the top of the rom concentrate on keeping your palms facing forward all the way to the bottom of the rom and back again to the top of rom. This should  be challenging. As you progress and the challenge eases start with your hands closer together.

4. Be Present

This runs through each of the first 3
Each breath, every action you take can bring you to the present

Couple this with Static Back for a quick postural reset

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger


I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels


My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore


It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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