The ‘Abs series of 5’ is a series of exercises which include Single Leg Stretch, Double Leg Stretch, Scissors, Double Leg Lower and Criss Cross.
This routine is designed to develop spinal flexion and rotation, hip mobility and pelvic stability whilst working with your body awareness and understanding of breathing, alignment and core engagement.
Once you’re confident and comfortable with these concepts and good technique allows, you can add pace. Performing the sequence dynamically requires more cardiovascular effort and improves your stamina. Working more slowly enables you to focus on precision and technique, and is more strengthening as you resist the weight of gravity – so depending on how you feel on the day, you can choose what type of outcome you’d like from your practice!
NB This series is not routinely suitable for anyone who has osteoporosis, however there are exceptions, so if you love it and want to do it please check here for more guidance.