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Unread December 13th, 2007, 01:54 AM
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Default Posture for ab work

When doing ab work in some of the older firms, we put our heels to our b*ttocks and crunch, then drop our feet towards the ground, then crunch again etc. Maybe I just have a b*g b*tt, but I can't keep the small of my back on the ground. Do I a) keep my low back on the ground and only drop my legs as far as they will go or b) allow my low back to come off the ground in a controlled fashion?

The same thing with the "bicycle" - I have to shoot my legs up at an angle in order to keep my low back on the ground. Help!
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Unread December 13th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Posture for ab work

Hi Lisa, in all of the workout videos I have that do these moves, a) is what is recommended. I have never heard what you wrote for b). I'm sorry I can't be of more help!
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Unread December 21st, 2007, 11:43 AM
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Hi, Lisa! I agree. My understanding is that keeping your lower back flat is key. Reduce your range of motion and you shouldn't have any problem doing so.
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