💡Ab Prep Goals, Anatomy & More

Ab prep is one of the most basic flexion exercises there is! Learn more and perfect the basics

Goal

  • Maintain transversus abdominis tone, pelvic floor tone and keep lower spinal stability while moving the upper body.
  • Mobilize upper back
  • Train how to bend the upper spine in an even curve.
  • Coordinate deep and superficial abdominals.

How you know you are doing it right:

  • Your neck feels long and relaxed. Not feeling that? lower the head down just an inch and let your head rest into your hands.
  • You'll feel and maybe see your lower abs and ribs pull in and tighten equally. not feeling that? focus on gently exhaling all the air out...just until you almost run of of air. Try squeezing the ball a little harder and try increasing your kegel contraction by 5%
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step 1:

  • Arms support the head
  • Elbows narrow in
  • Maintain neutral
  • Kegel, inhale nod the chin.
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step 2:

  • Exhale roll up up at the end of your exhale
  • Maintain neutral
  • Inhale slowly & gently
  • Exhale, roll down with control