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Corkscrew

Angle-Based Images: Corkscrew Video
Angle-Based Images: Corkscrew Video
Angle-Based Images: Corkscrew Video
Angle-Based Images: Corkscrew Video
Angle-Based Images: Corkscrew Video
Corkscrew: Step 1
Step 1 Lie on your back with your legs bent 90 degrees and your arms by your sides.
Corkscrew: Step 2
Step 2 Straighten your legs to the ceiling and lift your tailbone off the mat.
Corkscrew: Step 3
Step 3 Use your ab contraction to tip your pelvis and legs toward your left side. Follow the rim of the pelvis to your tailbone.
Corkscrew: Step 4
Step 4 Use your abs to tip your pelvis and legs to the right side, following the rim of the pelvis back to your starting position.
Corkscrew: Step 5
Step 5 Reverse direction during each repetition.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Think of this as a pelvic clock exercise. Rotate your hips and aim for different points on the dial as your legs extend to the ceiling.

Tips

If your lower back feels strain, do not do this exercise.

Benefits

Massages and stretches the lower back while strengthening and challenging the abdominals.

Modifications

To modify, keep your knees bent or avoid raising your pelvis.

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