Core Training Exercise: The Tabletop Prop Simple Exercise Strategies To Strengthen the Abs and Relax the Thighs I often see people in the gym doing sit ups thinking that they are working hard to develop the strength of their abdominal muscles, but their thigh muscles (Quads) are the ones doing most of the work! Here’s […]
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Lots of people focus time during their workouts on improving core conditioning with abdominal exercises. But when the initiation to do the work for a sit-up exercise starts with the hip flexors and Quads, it limits the ability to move freely for functional movement and full range of motion. Plus, while the abs might fatigue […]
Abs vs. Thighs: Preparatory Exercises to Help Find the Abs & Relax the Hip Flexors for Effective Core Strengthening
***This article is the 2nd in a series of Abs vs. Thighs to improve core strengthening. Click on the link, If you missed the first article “Abs vs. Thighs: Which Muscles Are Really Working To Strengthen Your Core”to start at the beginning of this series for all the details! Use this easy preparatory Pilates exercise […]
This article is part 1 of a 6-part series with tips to improve Pilates technique, increase effective Abdominal Strength, reduce overuse of gripping hip flexors, and improve functional mobility of the spine, pelvis, and legs. When you do a sit-up, Pilates Roll Up, Neck Pull, or Teaser, or even during the Ab Series of 5 […]