Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Lower Back: Floor Contractions

Lie on your back on the floor with your abdominal muscles pressing down on your lower back. Place your feet flat on the surface with your legs extended and toes pointed. Maintain your pelvic tilt for the curl up exercises.

Exhale and contract from deep inside, using your emotions to guide you. Slowly reach your arms in front of you as much as possible, curling your trunk. Your head follows last. Keep your neck straight with your back. Go up for four seconds and lower to starting position for four seconds. Repeat for two sets of ten repetitions.

Confidence and core strength increases.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.

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