- Very few exercises are this subtle with such powerful results. Done properly this exercise directly strengthens the muscles around your lumbar spine or your “low back.” This is where most back injuries and pain occur. Modify this move by lifting just your right arm and left leg first, then left arm and right leg.
- Lie down on stomach with arms and legs long. Draw abdominals up and away from the mat and pull shoulders down away from ears.
- Squeeze abs, back muscles and glutes to lift arms and legs off the mat. Release to start position with control.
Perform 10-12 repetitions.