This technique is often helpful in locating the lower 1/3rd of the abs because we typically use our lower abs to blow a balloon up.
If we attempt to blow a balloon up using the air from our lungs we really won’t get far.
Let’s Try The Technique
To make sure Exercise 1 is effective please take a moment to pretend you are blowing up a balloon.
Imagine that point where the air from your lungs has emptied and you must dig deep to get the balloon blown up (you don’t want to lose the air you have in there) so you will notice you start pressing the lower 1/3 of your abs.
That’s it! You’ve found the muscle! That is the lower third of your abs.
That is the muscle we will use in the seated position over and over again.
If you didn’t quite find it yet, that’s fine too! It’ll come with practice. Some clients actually practiced on a balloon.
IMPORTANT: We will NOT be using this type of breathing!!! We are using this technique to locate the muscle. Specifically the lower 1/3rd of our abs.
Now, Let’s grab a stool or armless chair.