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Static Back Abdominal Contractions

How to Perform this E-cise™

  1. Lie on your back with your legs up over a block or chair.
  2. Place your arms out to the sides at 45 degrees from your body with palms up.
  3. Relax your upper back and notice if your low back flattens to the floor evenly from left to right.
  4. Now breathe in and allow your stomach to rise then breathe out and allow your stomach to fall.
  5. After fully exhaling, squeeze your abdominal muscles and HOLD for a second.
  6. Breathe in again and repeat the process.
  7. Repeat as directed on your menu.

Fun Facts

This exercise promotes lumbar extensor function. This Static Back position creates horizontal load between shoulder and pelvis, which contributes to thoracic extension by engaging the stabilizers and flexors of the hip. This position helps prevent compensation from occurring while performing other types of muscular work.
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