Core Exercise - Front Crawl
Core stability front crawl exercise.
This exercise specifically works the posterior muscles such as the Latissimus dorsi and gluteals to help align the body correctly
- Lie on your front with your forehead resting on a pillow. Place a pillow under your stomach if this is uncomfortable.
- Your arms should be directly pointing away from your feet on either side of your head.
- Inhale and set your core muscles.
- Contract the buttocks (gluteal) muscles.
- As you exhale, lift one leg off the ground a few inches, making sure that your knee is straight and your toes are pointing away from your body.
- At the same time lift the opposite arm so that it hovers about 3 inches off the ground.
- Hold for a breath and as you exhale float the leg and arm down and repeat with the opposite side
- Repeat 5-10 times
- Try and keep your back as straight as possible- watch out for over-arching as you lift your leg above the ground.