Purpose:  Strength – Core and Lumbar Spine

Set up Position

  1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor with knees and feet in line with hips
  2. Link your hands together behind head with the elbows open
  3. Lengthen the back of your neck
  4. Stabilize the shoulder blades
  5. Spine should be in neutral
  6. Core stability muscles engaged (30%)                 

Exercise Description

  1. Inhale to prepare, exhale and curl upper body off floor twisting to one side
  2. Inhale and lower upper body and repeat and twist to other side
  3. Repeat x 12

Watch Out Points

  1. Do not allow the elbows to come in across the mid line of the body, think shoulder over to knee, not elbow.
  2. Do not move hips
  3. Do not allow lower back to push into the floor so avoid curling under the pelvis
  4. Keep core muscles engaged throughout
  5. Do not pull on the neck

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