Core Exercises – Dead Bug

Welcome to my first attempt at uploading video to my blog! This exercise, adapted from physical therapy, is great for people who are not sure how to activate their transverse abdominus muscle.  Through a deep exhale, and brief posterior pelvic tilt, (also activating internal obliques), most will finally feel the TA and surrounding muscles contract. While this is …

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Complete Abdominal Training- It’s not about crunches!

When most fitness enthusiasts think of training the abdominal muscles- part of the “core”, they automatically think about crunches, the old standby. However, exercise physiologists and most knowledgeable personal trainers know that crunches are NOT the best, nor safest way, to train the abdominals. First and foremost- a reminder- abdominal exercises DO NOT burn the …

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