Performing deadbugs will not make you any sexier. You might get some funny looks and glances from people surrounding you at the gym. If you truly care about your performance than these things should not bother you.
If you're an athlete your goal should not be to look better, it should be to perform better.
Deadbugs are a great exercise to build anterior core control. It teaches you how to control your pelvis and rib cage when inhaling and exhaling. You breath a lot during your workout or sport right? Your diaphragm is part of your core so increasing your ability to control that muscle and become more aware of your breathing patterns will directly carry over to better performance.
- The most important part of this exercise is keeping the low back in contact with the floor at all times and making sure your rib cage does not flare up.
- This exercise is all about breathing. If you don't focus on breathing it will be extremely easy and you might as well not even attempt it. As you lower opposite limbs purse your lips and exhale SLOW AND DELIBERATELY. Do not rush through this exercise or it will not be as effective. Exhale completely and try to get all the air out of your lungs. Inhale through your nose as you return to the starting position.
- If you're a beginner perform 3-4 reps/side. If you're more advanced perform 5-8 reps/side.
- I'll say it again; do not race through this exercise. Take your time to perform it correctly and focus on breathing. If you do this you will feel your core working in a way it probably never has before.
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