Regularly performing this exercise will increase endurance in the muscles of the abdominal wall, as well as the glutes and extensors. This improves our posture throughout the day, which decreases chronic back pain.
Throughout this exercise, maintain your torso’s position in space; no twisting or shifting. Use your abdominal wall to remain stationary.
If you find yourself having difficulty, reference the remedial modifiers. Once you’ve built up your strength and comfort level, try the standard version.
Remedial: Skip this step and continue to step 3.
Remedial: Gently and slowly kick your left leg backwards until it’s straight and in line with your torso, hold for 3-5 seconds.
Remedial: Bring your leg back to the ground (knee under the hip) and repeat with the opposite leg.