Warm Up Wednesday: A quick activation drill

Need to wake the core up in the morning to make sure you are all set for the day?  Do this simple but effective drill!

A few keys:

  • Set up first with the knees bent and the low back in a neutral position
  • Bring the knee up to a 90 degree angle make sure that it doesn’t ever get closer to you!
  • Place the opposite hand on that knee and push the knee away from you
  •  The goal is to use your abs to resist the knee moving, thus resulting in an activated core
  • Breath out as you push
  • Hold for 5 seconds and switch to the other side!
  • Start with 10 reps on each side
  • Be awesome!

Activating the core stabilizers is essential to warding off back pain throughout the day especially if you sleep in the fetal position at night after along day of sitting.

Enjoy!

-S

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