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 the birddog.

You should do this because–  this move works on your core /shoulder stability and hip mobility. And if you’ve been sitting most of the day, you needs this. This move works on our natural contralateral ( opposite arm/opposite leg) pattern also.

Makes your everyday life easier because–  this move will strengthen the lower back which will help with low back pain and may help prevent low back pain.

Form tips –  Keep your back straight from head to low back and avoid twisting at the hips during this movement. If you have tender knees, putting a pad/towel underneath them will help. Do 10 reps on each side daily.

 

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