The Flutter kick" for a Smarter Generation! -Flutter kicks and bicycle crunches were the rage back in the days when Fonzie was still cool. (thats the coach from the Waterboy for our younger friends) It was all about "working the lower abs". * More times than not, you came away from those exercises pondering the lower back pain more than the "sweet burn" in the mid section. -Surprisingly, these exercises are still being used by well-intentioned people today. If you are one of the guilty, turn off the Def Leppard album and pay attention! 👩🏼🎤👨🏼🎤🤘🏼 _There is a better way. -Check out @cd_mb570 as she demonstrates the lying mini band hip flexion exercise. -Why is it better you ask? -It's better because we are encouraging a strong core while also strengthening the muscles of the hip. A strong core and strong hips mean a very happy lower back. -Coach Christen starts lying flat on her back with her hips and knees bent to 90 degrees with a miniband placed around both feet. (optional) -She flattens her back against the floor by bracing with her abdominals. -She then straightens one leg while keeping the other knee and hip bent at 90 degrees while exhaling forcefully as if she was blowing out birthday candles. -She repeats on the opposite side, all while avoiding arching her back. -We like 6 to 8 quality reps per side. -Now you know..... and knowing is half the battle!
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