Thursday, December 6, 2012

Core Strength Exercise

The Squeezer

1) Lie flat on the floor. Lift your legs, head, neck, and shoulders slightly off the floor, being careful not to arch your lower back. Your arms should be raised and parallel to the floor.

2) Pulling your knees in toward your chest, reach your arms forward to your ankles, so that your torso lifts completely off the floor.

3) Slowly open up, lengthening your legs and lowering your torso back to the starting position.

4) Repeat the motion without completely lying down on the mat. Perform 8-12 repetitions for 3 sets, 30 seconds rest between sets.

This exercise targets the abdominal.region

Proper exercise ques: The chin is to remain tucked and avoid allowing your shoulders to lift up toward your ears.

*This exercise is not advisable if you are exhibiting lower- back pain.*

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