Rotisserie Pulse: A Core Training Exercise from Pulse Power™ The Daily Dozen – 10 Minute Workout
This is one of my favorite twisting exercises to strengthen the oblique abdominal muscles and improve body awareness for efficient, sequential rotation of the spine. A lot of the times I see clients initiate rotation for Abdominal exercises by pulling with the head, arms and shoulders. BUT, the arms have nothing to do with getting stronger Abs! Yes, perhaps if you do enough repetitions, eventually you’ll start to feel that your Abdominals work too, but they’ll work better if they initiate the movement. Watch this video demo for twisting exercise tips to improve your core support.
What makes this Pulse Power™ twisting exercise different? Focus on spiraling the spine and ribcage, like you’re a chicken on a spit, maintaining the rotation and deepening the twist with every pulse, helps to cue the brain that BOTH the back muscles AND the Abdominals have to work together to rotate the spine. By maintaining the curl with the head and shoulders up off the mat, like in the Hundreds exercise for Pilates Matwork, and initiating the rotation of the spine from the lower back up to the top of the head, the Oblique’s automatically start working harder, even though you may not even be focusing on using your Abs!
Watch this Pulse Power exercise training video to get a better idea of how to execute a great Rotisserie Pulse, and give it a try! You’ll love the way it makes your belly work. This effective twisting exercise will help strengthen your core AND help you keep your back muscles healthy.
Video Training: Twisting Exercise Tips
(An excerpt from the book: Pulse Power The Daily Dozen – Rotisserie Pulse Exercise)
Are you ready to learn more about the exercises in this quick and effective Pulse Power training program? The Pulse Power exercises are a great way to start your day! Use as a warm-up before your Pilates training, or as a warm-up or cool-down for a walk or a run. Prepare your body to have the right muscles working for ALL of your physical activities. Improve strength and body support to stay safe and injury-free. Fine-tune your fitness and develop better healthy movement habits with Pulse Power workouts.