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Saw L2  

                                                                                                                            
P
rimary Movers:
 
 
Obliques, Erector Spinae, rectus abdominal, deltoids
Stabiliser Muscles: 
Tranverse Abs, Lumbar Multifidus, Obliques, Erectors

Level of Difficulty:   (5/10) 

scale 5

Frequency:
       
  8-10 Repetitions
 

 Instructions 

  • Sit in the upright position with your legs outstretched  in front of you 
  • Bring your arms out to the side, level with your shoulders with your little finger at the bottom 
  • Inhale and gently twist the torso to the side, moving the arms with the torso 
  • Exhale as you cross mid way and stretch forward and reach the little finger of your front hand across the outside of the opposite foot. 
  • Perform the three 'saw-like' motions over the little toe 
  • Once your reach extends to its furthest point on the third saw action, maintain your turned position as you inhale and return to sitting. 
  • Exhale and return to the  the starting position. 
 Teaching Points  
  • Turn your thumb on the back hand towards the floor as it comes behind you 
  • Keep the core muscles engaged