Dead Bug Exercise Tutorial
How to do the Dead Bug Core Exercise
It’s important to have a strong core. Remember, your core is essentially holding you upright, and it is part of the body that surrounds the spine and protects the spine, so I’m going to teach you an exercise called dead bug to help strengthen your core. All you need to do is get on your back, so you would lie down on your back. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to bring your legs up to 90 degrees and your arms straight up in the air like you’re a dead bug. The first thing you’re going to do is you’re going to try to lower your right leg right before it touches the ground, pick it back up, and then do the same thing with your left leg. Now if you can do that and you find that easy, let’s try lowering your right arm and bringing it back up.
Notice I’m doing this in a controlled manner, lowering your left arm and bringing it right back. Now if you feel coordinated enough, let’s try to do opposite arm and opposite leg, which is really what dead bug is. you’re going to take your right arm back at the same time your left leg is going down. Try not to touch the floor and bring it back up towards the ceiling and try to do this with the opposite leg and opposite arm. You want to make sure that your back doesn’t curve too much, and this is where your dog thinks it’s the best time to come and check you out. Probably lick you, maybe sneeze on you. This is always the case, right? If you own a dog, you know what I’m talking about. Anyways, dead bug, really great to start strengthening the core in a controlled manner. Now, if you have spine molds, you can do dead bug on your spine mold. It’ll be really nice to strengthen the core that way while keeping your back protected.
That’s the dead bug exercise.