How to do Improve your Core Stability with Hollow Body Holds
Do you want a simple and effective way to improve your core stability? Well Hollow Body holds will do just that! They are also a great exercise to help improve your deep abdominal activation and help reduce low back pain. Hollow body holds are also a great way to add strength and stability to your mid-section and improve your hip stability. This exercise is often used in gymnastics strength training in the early stages. The strength required to do these holds will definitely help maintain low back strength, hip stability and generalised core stability for more dynamic movements in your practice.
Within his video you will see several progressions. Please do not advance to the next stage unless your technique is perfect in the less advanced movement. Start with your legs and hips bent up to almost 90degs and then draw your abdominals down towards the ground until your back is flat. Hold this position while you curl your shoulder blades off of the ground and hold. Once you are about to do 5 sets of 60sec holds then you can progress to the next stage.
Advancing Hollow Body Holds:
Next step is to straighten knees and point toes. Lower your legs to an angle where you are challenged and you are still able to keep your back flat against the ground. Then aim to build 5 sets of 60 sec holds and then progress again. Try to get legs as close to the ground as possible without losing your back position again the ground. Once you are successful with this try advancing by place your arms above your head.
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