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AvatarNathan Richer
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i think the terms are being used subtly different. 

in “bracing into extension” the word extension is being used in terms of movement, or moving the back from flexion into extension. i believe that is what kelly is saying when he says “brace into extension” or as you are bringing your body into extension at the hips from flexion (bent over) and of course keep your back neutral.

“bracing in extension” is more about being overextended and attempting bracing, or lack thereof as demonstrated in the previous video, rather than moving into extension at the hips and bracing neutral.  so maybe to be more precise, he should say “bracing in overextension”…?
sorry for the fine point – it’s just seeing the two words in the same sentence like that throws my brain into contortions!