Your Stability & Fitness Workout Starts Here!
Work towards achieving that six-pack with these ab exercises that tighten your abdominal muscles while protecting your spine.
Starting Position: Lie on your stomach with your hands directly under your shoulders and elbows in close to your sides. Contract your quadriceps to extend your legs and flex your ankles. Contract your core and abdominal muscles to stiffen your torso.
Upward Phase. Push through your hands to lift your torso off the mat, maintaining a tight body. Avoid arching your lower back or lifting your bum in the air. Hold this position for a specified time.
Downward Phase: Maintaining a tight body, gently lower yourself back onto the mat.
Starting Position: Lie on your back with knees bent and your feet hip-width apart. Contract your abdominal muscles to flatten your low back into the mat.
Upward Phase: Gently exhale. While holding your abdominal contraction, press your heels into the mat and lift your hips up by contracting your glutes.
Lowering Phase: Inhale and slowly lower yourself back towards your starting position.
Starting Position: Lie flat on your back with knees bent, feet on the mat and fingertips behind your head. Engage your abdominal muscles, pull shoulders back and down. Bring knees directly over hips to tabletop.
Exhale and bring your right knee towards your chest while extending your left leg, keeping it elevated off the mat. At the same time, contract your abs, lift your left shoulder blade off the mat and rotate your trunk to drive your left elbow towards your right knee. Hold for 1 – 2 seconds then return to starting position & repeat on opposite side.
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