Decline Shoulder Tap
How to: Decline Shoulder Tap
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Transverse Abdominis
Exercise Families:Trunk Anti-Extension
- Begin by placing both hands on the floor slightly further than shoulder width apart and feet together on the chair behind you, resting on the balls of your feet. Gently draw your ribs to your hips to engage your core. This is your starting position.
- While maintaining a neutral spine, release your right hand and reach across your body to touch your left shoulder, ensuring that you brace your abdominals to keep your hips parallel to (in line with) the floor. Lower your right hand to return to the starting position.
- Release your left hand and reach across your body to touch your right shoulder, once again, ensuring that you brace your abdominals to keep your hips parallel to (in line with) the floor. Lower your left hand to return to the starting position. Continue alternating between right and left for the specified amount of time or repetitions. Maintain control of your breathing throughout the exercise.
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