Move of the Month
Certified Personal Trainer, Medical Exercise Specialist and HIIT Specialist Ray Cook recommends the Clam or the Jackknife. This exercise is primarily for the core that involves moving both upper and lower parts of your body to fully engage the abdominal region of the body. When done correctly it can dramatically increase both dynamic and static strength of the core, which will help improve athletic performance.
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To perform the Clam or Jackknife:
To begin, lie on your back, arms straight over your head
- Legs start raised and can be straight or bent depending on your strength level, while maintaining a flat back on the floor. To maintain a flat back the pelvis should be in a posterior tilt, or in contact with the floor.
- Lift your head and shoulders up as you try to reach for your toes as you move your legs towards your abdomen. Visualize a clam opening and closing. Lower to the start position.
- Perform to exhaustion. Repeat 2-3 sets as long as you can maintain proper form.