Following up on a conversation I was having recently with a neighbour... and never managed to finish!
Is your regular class or workout leaving you with chronically tight abdominal muscles?
Check your abdomen for any residual tension. Are you able to release all tension when on hands and knees?
A strong muscle is a muscle that can fully relax and that can engage the amount needed for the task, no more. A muscles that is permanently switched on is NOT a strong muscle.
You wouldn't consciously contract your biceps before picking up your cup of tea, would you? Why should it be any different when it comes to your abs?
The first thing to do for your core is to become aware of your ribcage being forward of your pelvis, taking your rectus abdominis with it, keeping this muscle in a permanently stretched position (two ends further away than their "home" attachments).
Mum of 4, nature lover, passionate about the power of human movement.