Abdominal muscles: essential muscles in running

We don't always think about it, but abs are essential muscles in running. How and why?

Straight and oblique muscles allow us to maintain an ideal posture and avoid tilting the upper body forward when we start to get tired.

Here are 4 exercises that can be done at home.

Exercise 1

By grasping the couch and keeping your legs straight, you will go up and down slowly.

3 sets of 8 with 1 minute rest between sets.

Exercise 2:

Putting your feet (or not) on the sofa and arms crossed behind your head, you will go up the upper body slowly by counting 3 seconds and go down slowly for 3 seconds as well.

3 sets of 5 with 1 minute rest between sets.

Exercise 3:

While holding a ball, dumbbell or water bottle, the goal will be to slowly raise the upper body until both arms are fully extended above the head and as high as possible. Slowly descend until you are completely down on the ground.

3 sets of 8 with 1 minute rest between sets.

Exercise 4:

The purpose of this exercise is to come and touch the elbow with the leg on the opposite side. At each rehearsal the leg should be stretched out in front of you as far as possible without putting the heel on the ground.

3 sets of 8 (on each side) with 1 minute rest between sets.

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