Sphinx



  • Lay on your stomach and prop yourself up with your elbows under your shoulders. Feet should be only a few inches apart.

  • Without moving your spine, contract your abs by pulling them towards your back, as if you are trying to pull your skin away from a tight shirt.

  • None

  • Abdominals 

  • Transversus abdominis

  • TIP: Think of tucking your tailbone between your heels and aiming it towards the floor as you pull your navel towards your spine.


Variations for Sphinx

  • Tva Pull

    This exercise will help you to connect with your deepest layer of abdominal muscle, the support for good posture and a healthy back.

  • The 100s

    Keep your feet flat on the floor if you are a beginner to the exercise in order to concentrate on proper breathing and spinal alignment.

  • Supine Hip Hinge

    This is a challenging exercise that everyone can do to a certain extent. It strengthens the deepest abdominal layer to help achieve good posture and lean abdominals.

  • Heel Slide

    This builds core strength deep down, without having to strain your neck and spine.

  • Dead Bug

    Dead bug builds deep abdominal strength in an isometric manner.

  • Birddog

    This is a great exercise to work your posture and core muscles but without extensive strain.

  • Advanced Heel Slide

    Once you have mastered the heel slide, try this exercise to take your strength to the next level.

  • Advanced Birddog

    If you have mastered intermediate birddog, do this advanced level of birddog.

 

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