3 Clever Ways To Work Deep Muscles
Almost all exercises can be tailored to make power and stability work.
Incline dumbbell press
Sit on a slightly inclined bench. Hold the dumbbell over the shoulder with one arm, while the other is resting on your belly. Make a few raised and change hands. Weight imbalance forces the abdomen to contract further to keep the torso stable.
Attach a triangle to a high pulley, pull back and pull the handle toward your chest. By standing up, you force the back, lumbar and gluteal muscles to work together to stabilize the column and pelvis.
Reverse dumbbell lunges
Lift a dumbbell from the right arm, straight above the shoulder. Back the left leg to make a lunge and return to the starting position. By holding a weight on one side, you stimulate the muscles that allow you to stay upright. And holding it in the air forces the backbones and abdominals to stabilize the column.