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Core-Engaged Dead Bug 101 Video Tutorial

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Core-Engaged Dead Bug
Core-Engaged Dead Bug

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Abs

Secondary Targets

Execution

Isolation

Force Type

Core

Required Equipment

Body Weight

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Variations

None

Alternatives

None

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The coreengaged dead bug is an exercise that targets the abdominal muscles, particularly the rectus abdominis or six-pack muscles. It is a of the traditional dead bug exercise that adds an element of core engagement to make it more challenging. To perform the coreengaged dead bug, start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows out to the sides. Engage your core and lift your head and shoulders off the floor, keeping your lower back pressed against the ground. Then, extend your legs out in front of you so that they are parallel to the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds, then slowly lower your legs back down to the starting position. Repeat this exercise for 10-12 repetitions.

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