This rugby ab drill targets both the upper and lower abs. Strong upper and lower abs help to stabilize your hips and back for quick movements on the rugby field. Power rugby players have the ability to stabilize their bodies in order to produce force on one or both legs to move quickly and adapt to the changes happening during a game.
The Double Leg Reach in 5 steps:
1. Lay on your back and pull your knees in over your chest.
2. Lift your shoulders to create a curve in your spine.
3. Tighten your abs while you reach your arms along the ground past your hips. Inhale and hold this position.
4. Exhale and simultaneously extend your legs away from your torso. Do not touch your legs or feet to the ground.
5. Inhale and pull your knees back into your chest while keeping your arms alongside your body. Be sure to keep your abs tight and your lower back in contact with the ground.
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REMEMBER: Before starting any new exercise routines please check with your medical provider and clear your new exercise plan with them before beginning. This is especially true if you haven’t been exercising for some time or are recovering from an injury. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on T.V.
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