Building My Core Without Sit Ups! |Palm Harbor Personal Trainer Gym
We’ve all heard that if you want tight abs or that six pack abs you must to sit ups, right. That is not what I heard from Eric, my personal trainer and health coach. When he said we were going to start with my core I was shocked when he pulled out a blood pressure cup and said to lay on it.
The goal is to lie on the floor with the cup under the small of my back, knees bent, feet on the floor as if I was going to do a crunch. I’m to contract my ab muscles and keep the small of my back pressed into the cup while I lift one foot at a time off the floor. I’m to do this for 10-20 times, alternating my feet. Here’s what I’m hearing from Eric as I do it, ‘draw lift tilt, draw lift tilt”. Draw in my abs, lift my foot while I tilt my hips back to keep my lower back pressed into the cup to keep the needle at 100.
After I got the hang of it, it was pretty easy. I didn’t really see how this was going to do anything. Wow, was I wrong. Two days later and my abs are still sore!! We only spent about 5 or 6 minutes on that exercise, but I’m as sore as I have been from doing 50 crunches (when and if I could do that many).
I’m starting to see why his method are so different from other Palm Harbor personal trainers. In addition to those core exercises I did several balance exercises. Balance used to be something I was really good at, but now it’s a challenge. I’m not sure it I’ve lost it or if Eric’s approach is so much harder. Either way, I’m sure this is very good for me. I’m getting excited for what he will have me do next.
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