While I’m sure the title of todays exercise is never really going to stick, hopefully we can come up with something catchy yet descriptive of how amazing and deceitfully wicked this ab exercise actually is.
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THIS IS THE MOST INTENSE AB EXERCISE EVER!! Oh my god I filmed this an hour ago and my abs are still twitching. Wrapping a band around your hands and looped over the low back can encourage some low back flexion to push into the band. The hands are pulling back on the foam roller and into a second band resistance. Both of these, combined with high force breathing means the rectus is under a crazy amount of resistance at end range shortened position, and all hell breaks loose. Try this if you want to feel your abs ripping from the bone 🍖💪🏽💩 #basementofchampions #lessbruceleefromenterthedragon #morechrisfarleyfrombeverlyhillsninja #abs #blessed
So let’s go through the layers of this painful onion.
First, being in a quadruped position and flexing the spine causes the ab muscles to shorten and generate a lot of tension to get there. The band wrapped around the hands and over the low back gives some tactile feedback to tell you to press your low back into the band, which causes more of an ab contraction. The hands are pulling back on the roller, which has some band resistance to it, and also adds into the flexion cornucopia of pain. For some added kicks and giggles, mix in some max force expiration to get even more ab tension and you have a solid case for some spasms that will last a fort night if you’re lucky.
This is a movement that may not work well for someone if they’re tender in flexion positions, or if they have a history of low back pain, specifically lower disc issues. That being said, play around with it if you’re good to go and see what you think.