Here we are halfway through Irresistible Abs Week.
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So far we’ve covered how to talk about your abdominal muscles, we learned the distinction between your stomach, your abs, and your belly.
And we’ve learned a little user-friendly anatomy of the region, not for scientists but perfect for our purpose. When you can visualize the muscle you are working you add an element of concentration to the movement. Review here: https://cinderernst.com/the-1-best-abdominal-exercise/
Today we are going to try the pelvic tilt. The easiest way to get the form right on a pelvic tilt is to try it lying down. So read through this instruction, then print it or put in on a portable device, then take it to the bed or floor and try it out. Pelvic tilts only work if you do them, ha.
Now lie down, bed or floor. Arms at your sides, knees bent, feet on the floor. In a relaxed or neutral position, most people will have a space between the floor and their low backs (the arch we talked about it ). But don’t worry if you don’t because there are no hard and fast rules for bodies.
Pelvic tilt: push your back flat onto the surface you are lying on. If you are on a bed then the surface will move as you push. If you are on the floor or on a bench or table then when you push your back into the surface you will have a clear sensation of doing so. This is what I call a pelvic tilt. (Different practitioners will have different names for exercises.) Try 10 of these, say the number as you push your back down.
When you push you back down (pelvic tilt) your abs shorten and your back muscles lengthen. This makes your abs stronger and your back muscles loosen up a bit. Also, motion is lotion so the rocking motion of a pelvic tilt can bring relief to a stiff back. Put a picture of this in your head, it will help you do the movement.
Let me know how this goes for you. If you have any questions post them here and I’ll get back to you.
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