The Superman question

Hi Paul,

Is the exercise superman different for ABS and for Back?

During back exercise I push body upwards with back muscles and hold for 7 sec breathing out.

During ABS exercise I push upwards body and wait for muscle shaking performing deep breathing and then hold for 7 sec and still performing deep breathing.

Is this right?

Thank you.

Filip Kabát

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Oct 13, 2011
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by: Paul from

Hi Filip,

No the exercise is identical for both the abs and back from a technical point of view(there's no waiting). However the focus of the contraction is slightly different.

For the back you're pulling the body into position using the lower back muscles.

For the abs your pushing the body into place using the abs.

It sounds odd but try to really focus on that difference and you'll feel it.

Hope that helps,

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