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Bird Dog Abdominal Exercise

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Abdominal Exercises: The Bird Dog.

One of the simple yoga exercises you can perform in your own home, the Bird Dog is great for beginners and advanced exercise fanatics alike. Requiring little to no equipment, it is one of the easiest abdominal exercises that will help tone your abdominal muscle area.

Target Muscle: Transversus Abdominus.

The Bird Dog – Start Position

The Bird Dog – Start Position

The Bird Dog – Position 1

The Bird Dog – Position 1

The Bird Dog – Start Position

The Bird Dog – Start Position

The Bird Dog – Position 2

The Bird Dog – Position 2

How To Perform The Bird Dog Abominal Exercise

Starting position: On your hands and knees, hands placed directly under shoulders and knees directly under hips.

Exercise: Holding a natural curve in your spine, slowly lift your left arm and right leg so that the hand and foot line up with your shoulders and hips.
Hold for 2-3 seconds. Lower, then repeat with the opposite arm and leg.
Repeat 15 times each side.

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As Editor in Chief of 'Health & Wellbeing Australia', Lucinda brings over 20 years experience in the Health Industry, with 14 years as a practicing, registered Physiotherapist; specializing in pelvic floor and erectile dysfunction issues, to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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