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Hey it’s Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you how to do this
lower back strengthening exercise that a
lot of people call Superman.
Lie down on your stomach, the
arms are extended up by your ears. Legs
are extended like this. What you want to
do is keep your head lifted off the
floor, but also keep your chin tucked. So
that we’re not over tightening the upper
traps and the muscles behind the neck.
From there we’re going to lift
both legs and lift both arms, Being sure
not to cram the back of your neck, not to
over-tighten the upper traps. What we want to
do is use the shoulder blade retraction
to lift both arms and not the back of
the neck. We don’t want the back of the
neck to get too tense so chin slightly
tucked, legs lifted, arms lifted, back down.
Give that a try and if you got any benefit
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Author: Nick Ortego is the owner of N 2 Action, a wellness studio in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offering personal training, health coaching, yoga, and assisted stretching.
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