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Superman Hold

The Superman Hold exercise targets lower back and glute muscles, enhancing back strength, core strength, and flexibility. It helps improve posture, reducing the risk of back injuries.
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Superman Hold instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Lie face down on a gym mat or the floor. Extend your arms straight out in front of you.
2
Ensure your legs are extended straight behind you, hip-width apart.
3
Raise your head, chest, arms, and thighs off the ground simultaneously. Try to keep your body as straight as possible during this process.
4
Hold this position for a few seconds, feeling the tension in your back and glutes.
5
Relax and lower your body back to the ground to complete one rep. Remember to breathe normally throughout the hold.
Lie face down on a gym mat or the floor. Extend your arms straight out in front of you.
Ensure your legs are extended straight behind you, hip-width apart.
Raise your head, chest, arms, and thighs off the ground simultaneously. Try to keep your body as straight as possible during this process.
Hold this position for a few seconds, feeling the tension in your back and glutes.
Relax and lower your body back to the ground to complete one rep. Remember to breathe normally throughout the hold.
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