Fast Friday - Functional Oblique Abdominal Muscle Practice - Holding Straight
Here is Friday Fast Fitness - use your oblique abdominal muscles functionally - to hold yourself straight against resistance:
- Stretch out on the floor. Turn to the side, standing on one hand and one foot
- Hold straight as long as you can. Don't sag. Feel how to hold yourself straight and relaxed.
- For more, raise the top leg. Keep body straight, instead of bending forward at the hip. Don't increase the inward curve at the lower spine when you raise the leg. Keep neutral spine.
Instead of curling forward and sideways to exercise abdominal muscles, this drill retrains oblique abdominal the way you need them in real life - to keep you straight instead of slouching to the front or side when carrying shoulder bags and other loads, including yourself.
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