This is an exercise for abdominal and core strengthening which are vital in supporting the spine.
- Get down on a mat on your hands and knees, forming a four point rectangle or square shape.
- Keep your back straight and your hips and pelvis in a neutral position.
- Draw your abs in, crunching your abs while keeping your back still.
- Hold for a moment and then release returning to the starting position.
For this exercise to be maximally effective your back should not move at all through out the contraction and relaxation.
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