For Killer Abs - Bruce Lees's Dragon Flag
If crunches, lunges and squats seem like juvenile exercises, try dragon flag exercise. Rajesh Sharma, Fitness Instructor from Navi Mumbai shows you how to do it and why you must do this exercise for abs of steel.
If you want abs like Bruce Lee include this exercise in your routine for killer abs. Rajesh Sharma says, "The dragon flag exercise was practiced by Bruce Lee and even by Sylvestor Stallone for the Rocky series."
He adds, "This exercise is extremely difficult and a hardcore workout." This exercise is an advanced form of exercise for building core muscles and the abs. "It is one of the most advanced exercises for abs of steel. It also strengthens the core, gives you strong glutes and strong lower back," explains Fitness Instructor, Rajesh Sharma.
Though it may seem that the dragon flag exercise only focuses on the core muscles, it is can be referred to as full body workout. He says, "In fact, you'll also need to engage your lower back, glutes, and other trunk musculature to maintain your form. Though the dragon flag emphasizes the core, it's a full-body exercise."
How to do dragon flag:
Lie on your back, face up and grab sturdy object behind your head with both your hands.
Then lift your entire body, legs and torso, up in a straight line, without bending the hips or back, until your body is on your shoulder, head and neck at 90 degree.
Then lower your body in straight line parallel to the bench, without touching any part of your body below neck to the bench or floor.
Protect your neck while doing this exercise.