Don’t just be preoccupied with getting washboard abs, it’s important you simultaneously strengthen your back muscles so your posture and balance are not negatively affected by training.

HOW

Kneeling with your weight distributed evenly between your hands and legs, place your hands under your shoulders and knees directly under your hips. Engage your core to brace your abdominals without flattening out your lower back. Eye gaze is down.

Exhale as you lift opposite arm and leg straight, squeezing the glutes and maintaining your balance. Here, the advanced option is to continue into Half Bow Pose by reaching around and grabbing a hold of the foot lifted behind you. Roll your shoulders back to open the chest while lifting the foot towards the ceiling. Pause briefly, then release back down into horse stance, resetting your posture and moving onto the other arm and leg.

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