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You May Be Doing this Core Exercise WRONG!


by Amanda Jane Snyder

Unpopular Opinion Alert! You may be doing this core exercise WRONG!

Most peopoe think they need to flatten their spines to the ground in a supine (laying face up) position. Come at me pilates instructors!!

Now why on EARTH would we promote incorrect spinal alignment? Uur spines are meant to be curvy. SO we should maintain those curves while practicing any supine position. Well, most anyway.

If we’re flattening our spine our pelvis will be in a posterior tilt which is not a neutral position. In most supine positions, excluding maybe a hollow hold, we want to strive for a neutral pelvis and neutral spine.

You should aim to have a bit of space between your lower back and the ground, which depending of your body might look a little different from person to person! Now maintain that position throughout your exercise while fully engaging your core!

Amanda Jane Snyder is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, and Mindset Coach living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been vegan for 4 years. She specializes in Strength and Conditioning for Actors, Singers and Dancers.

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Amanda is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Lifestyle/Mindset Coach! In the midst of the ever-changing fitness industry chock full of fad diets, Amanda uses her program ForeverFit to help clients find true success through habit change, routine, and making health and fitness apart of their LIFESTYLE! Amanda is powered by plants!

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