How To Do Bend Extend Ab Tuck

By: Chris Freytag, CPT

Chris Freytag demonstrates a Bend Extend Ab TuckBend Extend Ab Tuck is an abdominal exercise that strengthens your lower abs and helps train your core stability to strengthen and protect your low back. Bend Extend Ab Tuck teaches the body to stay stable while at the same time pulling the body up and down and the legs in and out. This is a challenging move, but if you learn how to do bend extend ab tuck you will feel your abs grow stronger and pulled in tighter.

Bend Extend Ab Tuck is unique in the way it moves your body. Many ab moves focus either on lifting and lowering the upper body or lifting and lower the legs in some way. This move does both! While you sit up, you also pull your legs in. It’s a two-for-one sale on flattening your belly! In addition, Bend Extend Ab Tuck puts focus on the lower abs that are responsible for and tightening your abs and strengthening your back.

The lower ab muscles – the transverse abdominals – wrap around like a belt in front of your hip bones and around the small of your back. Think of these muscles like your own internal corset that holds in your internal organs and helps you sit, stand and walk every day.

Try Bend Extend Ab Tuck a few times a week and you will notice your results quickly. Add a great core workout like our 15-Minute Flat Ab Workout.

Here are the steps to performing Bend Extend Ab Tuck

1) Start seated on mat with arms behind you, hands on the mat and fingers facing your backside. Sit back on your hands and lift up your feet off the mat keeping the knees bent.

2) Keep abs tight and press your legs out long and lower back down slightly. You should feel your lower abdominals working, then push yourself back up and pull your knees in to return to your starting position.

Targets: core, back

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