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Static to the Core

Steve September 24, 2015

Here is a different approach to training the abdominals: This method will involve only a few static (or held) repetitions laterally on each side of the abdomen wall, which will minimize the risk of losing good form and maximize the opportunity to focus internally on breathing and controlling the muscles being worked.

Alternate Heel Touch Fitastic1. Lie supine (face up) on the floor, knees bent, feet flat on the floor.
2. Peel your head and shoulders slightly off the floor. Lengthen the arms and reach toward your feet.  Focus on using your core and abdomen.
3. Reach for your heel on one side in a lateral movement.  Perform the following breathing pattern: Inhale five times or counts (think of sniffing through the nose), Exhale in five counts (blowing out through the mouth).  Maintain elevated shoulders and alternate the heel touch on the other side.  Do two to four more static repetitions on both sides with a slight break in between if needed.

Full exercise demonstration HERE (non-static)

Let us know your secret ab exercise(s) you use to work your core!


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