Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 133-Abdominal Curls with Magic Circle Inner Thigh Squeeze

This exercise adds inner thigh strength to the abdominal curl, which will create a full body exercise that emphasizes the importance of the midline.
To do this exercise you will need a mat and a magic circle.  Start by lying on your back with your hands clasped at the base of your skull and the magic circle between your bent knees with your feet planted into the ground. Inhale into the back of your ribs and then exhale as you simultaneously press your ribcage into the ground to lift your head, neck, and shoulders and squeeze the magic circle with your inner thighs.  Inhale as you release the inner thigh squeeze and the head, neck, and shoulders to the ground.  Repeat 6-10 times
Things to think about
You should not do this exercise if you have osteoporosis.
Imagine as you are doing this a full body hollowing.  Allow your spine to be supported by your midline in a deep and meaningful way.  It is a great idea to standing up and walk around after this exercise to see if you can find the same midline support in standing as you can with the magic circle.

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