Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Ricky Ali, Personal trainer Shula’s Athletic Club Tuesday, December 17, 2019

This exercise is called The Dead Bug, because when you’re in the peak pose, you’ll resemble a deceased insect with limbs pointing skyward.

--Lie on the floor, bend your left leg at 90 degrees and your left elbow at that angle too.
--Squeeze a yoga block between that elbow and knee and use both limbs to apply constant pressure to keep the yoga block in place above your abdomen.
--Open both palms and flex both feet. Extend your right arm along the floor and above your head.
--Press your lower back into the floor and inhale.
--Exhale slowly as you lift your right arm and leg toward each other and the ceiling.
--Your right limbs should be straight. At the peak of the pose, your raised arm and leg don’t have to touch but should come close.
--Slowly return to the starting pose.
--Take at least six seconds to complete one repetition.
--Do between 8-to-20
repetitions on each side.
--Avoid lifting your head and neck off the floor.
--Don’t curl your buttocks and hips off the floor, either.
--You’ll feel this movement in your diaphragm and other core muscles.

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