Move Better with Mark!
The primary function for this exercise is to control front to back pelvic tilting. The pelvic tilting controls the arch in the lower back, which helps prevent pain in that area. It is also a great abdominal exercise. It improves coordination and makes you long and straight. You learn to control rotation in the hips.
With this exercise we only move our limbs and those parts of our bodies that we want to move. If you want to see this exercise used in a workout sign up for Mark Lauren On Demand.
Step by step guide:
- Lay down on your back
- Knees over the hips
- Hips, knee and ankles at a 90 degree angle
- Lower back is flat on the ground
- Make sure you can’t slide your hand underneath your back
- By controlling pelvic tilting you control the arch in the lower back
- Use your abdominals!
- You arms are straight up pointing to the ceiling
- From this position fully extend your left leg
- Toes remain pointing at the ceiling
- Lower back remain in contact with the ground
- Reset to the starting position
- Change side or finish the set on the same side
- We can go same side or opposite side