Hi Fam! Both exercises work great as part of your warm-up or cool-down...awesome restorative moves on recovery days. With each move, you'll have two options...just pick the best one for your build and current strength level. I want you to challenge yourself, but NOT beyond your capabilities = HARD WORK! Remember both “body types” are completely NORMAL...there’s ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with you. We just need different things when it comes to selecting the best exercises for our build...to get stronger and do the things we want to do every day.
Here’s what you’re gonna do... 💯FIRST and FOREMOST we HAVE TO STACK: - Pelvic TUCK (Un-arch lower back) - EXHALE (Specific to your build) - 3-5 sec pause (HOLD your breath/can you feel the slight ab tension?) - INHALE with ab tension - REACH (Keep shoulders off the floor. NO NECK!) 🤸♂️The Loosey-Goosey Build: DEAD BUG STRAIGHT LEG - Lying on your back/head and neck comfortable - STACK! (Exhale: long sighing breath) - 1 leg straight/1 leg bent (foot off/foot on floor) - INHALE: bring straight leg knee in to match bent knee - EXHALE: straighten leg heel touches floor...return to start - 2-3rds x 8-12 reps/side 🏋️️The Super-Tight Build: DRUNKEN TURTLE ❗️Have a clear/safe space behind you. - Sit on your butt bones/dig heels into floor/feet, knees, hips same line - Grasp shin bones below each knee with each hand/you want some distance between hands and shoulders...spread shoulder blades apart WITHOUT SLOUCHING! - STACK! (Exhale: pursed lip breath) - INHALE: rocking towards your head - EXHALE: rocking towards your feet - 2-3rds x 8-12 reps Don’t let the simplicity of each of these moves fool you...both are deceptively challenging based on your build and current strength level. Give them a try. Let me know what you think! Dedicated to your health and longevity, Mike
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