Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 115- Toe Taps from Table Top with Diagonal

This exercise adds the oblique abdominals to this great pelvic stability exercise

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your back in a tabletop position. Inhale as you turn your knees to one side and exhale as you top your toes to the ground and lift them back to the twisted tabletop position.  Inhale as you turn your knees to the other side and exhale as you top both toes to the ground with the knees pointing to the side.  Repeat alternating sides 8-10 times

Things to think about
One of the challenges of this exercise is to keep the pelvis from rolling from side to side when you twist your knees.  It is important to think of the thighbones rotating in the socket so that the pelvis can stay stable.

As with all of these exercises, making sure that you can get all of the air out of the lungs on the exhale is also important for the grounding of the ribcage.

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