Exercise of the Month
June: Leg Pull, Prone
This leg pull and prone exercise is good for core stability.
Start a four point kneeling position. Maintain a long neck, wide position across the shoulder blades and lift through the breastbone. Lengthen the lower back and hold in a nice tabletop position. As you breathe out lift the sternum, press on your toes and hover both knees off the mat. Breathe in and lower, then breathe out, lift and hover.
You can also modify this exercise. Lift up, come forward onto your shoulders and lengthen the legs so you adopt a full plank position. Place your hands in front of your shoulders slightly so that you can draw yourself forwards. Adopt a nice long neck. As you breathe out, move out over your hands and hold this position for one in breath. As you breathe out return to a four point kneeling position.
Remember – once you start to dip into that lower back, you have lost control, so you want to keep the abdomen lifted.
Alternate eight times (four each leg).
Always seek appropriate professional advice prior to any new exercise activity. If you experience any discomfort, please seek medical attention.