This is a weekly series on exercise that will give you the biggest bang for your exercise buck in and out of the gym. Today’s exercise is all 4’S belly breathing.
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You should do this because- it’s the original core exercise and can help with low back pain, especially if you have a big arch in your lower back. Otherwise known as extended posture.
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Makes your everyday life easier because– breathing correctly helps with stress and helps you relax and unwind.
Form tip – Watch the video, Do 5 to 6 breaths and take your time. Thanks to Tony Gentlicore for the video once again.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMu5UL-ans&w=560&h=315]

2 Comments

  1. linmarieda

    Am I right in thinking that this is similar to cat-cow in yoga? I remember reading a post a short while ago which explained that this sort of breathing, coupled with a tightening of the core muscles helped define the waistline..? Either way, I love this as a way to finish a work-out.

    • Balance Guy

      Thanks for stopping by. Well it’s, kind of similar because of the all fours position but Cat -Cow is used to mobilize the spine and for people to tell the difference between spinal and hip movement. Yes, breathing coupled with a forced exhale will help strengthen the core muscles. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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