Lower Ab Activator

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Activating your abdominal muscles in a correct and safe way is commonly overlooked. Effectively engaging your core and activating your abdominals properly will mean you can more efficiently define those wash board abs whilst building your foundation for a strong and healthy core. Try the following PP Lower Ab Activator to practice engaging your deep stabilizers in a slow and controlled motion.

Begin by laying down on your back with arms by your side, place your legs in table top creating a 90degree angle with the floor. Position feet together on your medium sized fitness ball . Ensure your spine is in neutral with a small marble spacing between your back and the floor. Slowly roll your ball away from your body whilst maintaining your neutral spine. Once legs are parallel to the floor or where ever you can no longer maintain your neutral spine return legs to table top position by rolling your feet back onto the ball. To advance the move add a sit up when you return to table top position. Repeat 15 times with 3 sets.

Steph Prem

Director & Founder

Steph is the founder and director of Premium Performance training method and owner and head trainer at Studio PP. Steph is a former Winter Olympian and spent 10 years of her life as a professional athlete. Steph’s passion for Pilates stems from a 4 year rehab stint (consisting solidly of corrective exercise and Pilates) following her career ending back injury in 2010. Steph has trained and worked alongside some of Australia’s industry leaders, has 15 years dance experience and is clinically trained. She lives and breathes health, wellness and an active lifestyle and is an embodiment of her brand.

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