Yesterday we talked about training REFLEXIVELY vs creating conscious tension in our abs.
To do that – train our abs REFLEXIVELY – we have to add movement to our ab training but NOT consciously think about tightening our abs.
If you think about it, it becomes conscious, NOT reflexive.
The best exercise to do this is the dead bug.
Because we are teaching our body how to “organize itself” while contralateral limbs are moving…just like walking, or sprinting or crawling.
The only requirement, however, is that we don’t think about consciously contracting our abs or pushing our lower back into the floor.
Instead, as my coach Geoff would say, just keep your tailbone off the ground.
Now, we perform our deadbug, our tailbone is off the ground, our abs our reflexively firing and we are increasing our baseline strength.
In the video below, I’ll further explain and show you what I mean – and I’ve got a special guest appearing as well.
Check out the video…