Superman Abdominal Activation Exercise

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Video Tanscript:
Hey Nick Ortego here. I’m going to
show you an exercise that I like to call
the Superman AB activation. So you get
into the Superman position legs are
extended, arms are extended up by the
ears. Be sure that your chin is tucked,
palms are flat on the ground, legs are
flat on the ground. And what you do is
brace the abdominals. So you’re gonna
tighten up all of the abdominal muscles
as if someone were about to punch you in
the gut. And then you’re gonna press your
arms and your legs into the floor at the
same time while looking directly at the
floor, keeping the chin slightly tucked.
Kind of like this. Way I like to do it is
only five seconds and the reason it’s
only five seconds is because I want you
to make it feel as intense as you can
for those five seconds. If you go for a
long time you’re gonna naturally scale
back your force. So try to get those
muscles to work as hard as they can for
that five seconds. You may be able to
somewhat lift your hips and ribs off of
the floor if you’re strong enough, maybe.
But if you can’t you’re still getting
the effect like this. Alright that’s it.
Give that a try and if you got any benefit
from that video then leave a comment
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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.
Also find more on the Nick Ortego Fitness YouTube Channel

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