Our 3rd advancement technique is to accentuate your lower ab contraction during the effort phase of your exercise.
The E for E. Exhale on the Effort.
This is amazingly helpful when it comes to training your abs.
This is because it helps you stabilize your torso which will help you to be able to lower your legs further while still maintaining your flat back.
When you use the E for E breathing in this exercise position think of it as:
Your belly button trying to meet your spine.
As your lower ab gets more practice pressing the air up and out of your lower abdominal cavity your diaphragm (your body’s most important muscle for low back stability) and pelvic floor muscles become stronger and stronger as well.
IMPORTANT TECHNIQUE NOTE: Pressing your air out by flattening your abs is different from sucking air in.
Take a moment when you are in your position and double check that you are flattening your lower abs by pressing your air up and out of your belly area.