Lay face down with your legs straight. Place your fists on top of each other on the floor under your forehead.
Lift your head and hands, then lower to floor. Lift your body and elbows higher for more difficulty, or lift just your head for less difficulty.
A mat is helpful.
TIP: Lift your hands connected to your forehead when your strength allows.
Variations for Modified Superman
If you are comfortable on your stomach, this is a great exercise to stretch out your body and strengthen muscles that are often ignored.
This is easier on your back than the regular Superman exercise since you are lifting one arm and the opposite leg. It works your back a bit differently than the Superman, so has its own benefits.
This back strengthener has a built-in stretch for your abs, back and neck.
Bend forward as far as you can comfortably to strengthen your back and hamstrings as well as stretch your hamstrings. AKA Table Top.
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