Hello, I’m Jacob Garcia with JGG Fitness
Denver. On behalf of ExpertVillage.com, I want to show you some basic abdominal exercises.
The abdominal muscles are an important group of muscles to support the lower back and protect
the internal organs. Now before any exercise it’s always really important to make sure
you get a good stretch. And right now I want to show you my favorite abdominal stretch
called the seal. What I’m going to do is go ahead and get on my mat, have my knees
about shoulder width apart and I’m going to walk my hands out just above my shoulders
and keep them a little further than shoulder width apart. Now as I walk my hands out a
little further I’m going to drop my hips and just sink my head and my shoulders and
feel that good stretch right there in your abdominals and breathe. Okay, now you’re
going to go ahead and bring your hips back up and keep your hands where they are and
we’re going to go ahead and round out your back, get that good hollowness in your stomach,
walk your hands out a little bit more and stick your fanny up right toward the ceiling
and drop your armpits right towards the mat. Make sure you keep your back as round as possible.
Okay now we’re going to go ahead and get back up, walk your hands back up, and you
can sit back and now you’re ready for some great abdominal exercises.