Heading into week 7 we are well on our way to a solid 30 minute workout three times a week. This week we are focussing on incorporating more body weight exercises into the program and I’m so excited to be introducing dead bugs. You haven’t done these yet because they require you to lie flat on your back. Dead Bugs is a series of abdominal exercises that focus on developing abdominal control. Yes - we are going to focus on your abs! They are different to crunches and sit ups because the load comes from moving the legs and arms while maintaining a neutral spine. Done precisely and you’ll get a great abdominal workout. They also allow for PF & TrA contractions to be incorporated in which improves your stability. Don’t get carried away though with these exercises - remember technique is the goal. Good luck, SS.
Perform each exercise for 45 seconds on each side with 15 seconds rest.
‘x’ indicates the number of sets x 1, x 2, x 3
Perform each stretch for 60 seconds or 30 seconds on each side if required.