Targeted Muscles: Rectus Abdominus
Purpose: To help support the upper body and maintain a more functional posture.
Setup: Standing wall protocol. Gently place fingertips behind the ears.
Exhale: Lead with chest as you draw forward, keeping chin level/parallel with the ground
Inhale: Lead with the top-back aspect of your head, with a tall/long torso. Maintain feeling of engagement in the abdomen as you lengthen.
Reminder: Be aware of only going to the ‘natural block’ of the muscle. A muscle can only shorten to half its resting length. You low back (posterior pelvic tilt) should remain firm against the throughout all exercises.