This move is considered a dynamic stretch. It builds heat in your core while both strengthening and stretching.
Step 1: Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot from your butt.
Step 2: Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. It is important to keep your back straight.
Step 3: Place your arms straight out in front of you with your hands one on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your ribcage.
Step 4: Pull your navel to your spine and twist slowly to the left. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating, not from your arms swinging. Inhale through center and rotate to the right. This completes one rep.
1. To make it easier, keep your feet on the floor and complete the twisting motion
2. To increase intensity, hold a medicine ball in your hands while you twist
3. To add some lower abdominal work, as you rotate to the left raise your left knee and straighten your right leg. Do the opposite as you rotate to the right.
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