True functional core movement in real life and when you are exercising too, are performed moving through trunk (meaning your core) extension, not flexion, or an “abs crunch”. Before you begin any movement, you must initiate the Athletic Core Set Up. Then, remember to keep perfect core (or ab) form and spinal alignment throughout every ab move, especially when you are exercising to any of my ab DVDs.
Core Transformer Movement Prep
1. Strap the Core Transformer onto feet around the arches (not balls of your feet) both feet keeping equal tube distance on each side. Stand with feet slightly wider than hip width apart or an “athletic ready stance”.
2. Cross the tube twice then, loop hands underneath hooking handle between thumb and first finger.
3. Inhale bending hips and knees into a 90-degree squat keeping shoulders down, breastbone high, hands and elbows slightly above waist, and weight centered evenly over feet.
4. Exhale to standing, raising hands no higher than shoulder height. Keep knees soft and continue to keep proper core or spinal alignment with the Athletic Core Set-Up, which will fire your entire body, especially your core.