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Planks and dead bugs - 2 must do core exercises.

Performing planks and dead bugs are highly effective exercises for strengthening the core muscles and promoting overall stability. Here are several reasons why incorporating planks into your fitness routine can be beneficial:

  1. Core Strength: Planks and dead bugs primarily target the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse abdominis, and lower back. A strong core is essential for stability, balance, and proper posture.

  2. Improved Posture: Strengthening the muscles around your spine and shoulders through core exercises can contribute to better posture. Good posture is not only aesthetically pleasing but also reduces the risk of musculoskeletal issues.

  3. Back Health: Engage the muscles in the lower back, promoting a stronger and more stable spine. This can be beneficial for individuals who spend long hours sitting or those looking to prevent or alleviate lower back pain.

Core Exercises - Plank form tips:

Keep your tummy tight as you hold weight on your forearms and toes. Keep your head / neck in a neutral position. If you begin to feel your lower back tighten up, then drop to your knees instead of using your toes. We usually begin this by having clients hold for 20 seconds.

Deadbug form tips:

The goal is pressing your low back toward the ground, so you begin to activate your core. You may do this by holding your arms and feet in the air OR like in the photo - press your hands toward your knees while pushing your knees toward your hands at the same time. We usually begin by having client hold for 10 seconds.

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