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Do you want better core strength? Do you want better posture? Maybe you want to improve your balance as well as your core strength.

We see this exercise being given out all the time. Are you one of those people who thinks it is easy? Or you don’t feel your glutes and abs working, just your back?

Doing this exercise well means less reps, more abdominal strength and better posture!

Top tips:

  1. Stay strong in your shoulders!
    Keep pushing down into the ground so that you stay away from the floor. This will make your arms stronger and keep you out of your wrists!
  2. Keep your natural curves!
    Our spine has three natural curves in it and you want to keep those when you are doing this exercise. Try not to sag in the middle as you are moving. This way you will work those abs more!
  3. Keep the wiggle at bay
    Watch the thigh which stays still to see if you are swaying side to side. The less you do that, the more your abs and glutes will work!
  4. It’s all in the neck
    Once you have checked your form, lift the back of your head up again to meet gravity. Its great for posture as we spend so much time looking at our phones!
  5. Find your hip range
    Most of us do not have much hip extension so that leg is not coming very far off the ground. As you reach it away, find the point where you want to arch your back and stop. This way your glutes will switch on more and you will feel it a lot less in your back!

Remember, it is all about quality over quantity.

Education is key

These exercises are designed for us to give to our clients. If you have not seen one of our therapists and have any questions about injuries, what you have read or whether this may be useful to you, please just ask please link to a contact form which opens in the same page. We are more than happy to help anyone and point you in the right direction. Our biggest belief is that education is key. The more you understand about your injury, illness and movement, the more you are likely to improve.
If you are not sure whether this is for you, simply get in touch. We are here to help!

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