Posts tagged with: Human abdomen

YPFW :: Boat pose

Instead of just doing a text post for the Boat Pose, today I’d like to share a couple of videos with you instead. I can’t figure out how to imbed a video into this version of WordPress, (Hey CQ – maybe this is something we can work on for the next update?)

Here is what a picture of the boat pose looks like, but I encourage you to watch the videos to really get a sense of what the Boat Pose entails!

Navasana Yoga Posture – Boat Pose
Seated Yoga Poses – Yoga Boat Pose
Yoga Poses for Fibromyalgia – Yoga Boat Pose for Fibromyalgia Patients

If you want to read step by step guides on how to do the Boat Yoga Pose, check out the instructions here at Yoga.About.com page!

This pose is going to take me a long while to get back into, since my abdominal muscles were sliced into. I’m looking forward to strengthening them in the near future though!


A Proper Sit Up

The human rectus abdominis muscle of the human...
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Tight absTo strengthen abdominal muscles, trainers oftentimes recommend doing sit-ups, however, they rarely stress doing sit-ups with proper form. You can do thousands of sit-ups and work your neck, your back, your hip flexors even, but never your abdominal muscles.

I scoured the internet looking for a sit up that I felt used ONLY my abdominal muscles and really made me work and found a fantastic one. Check out this YouTube video to see a proper form sit-up being done, and use your abs this week! Let me know how it goes, and we’ll discuss push-ups here soon!

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