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First, other than using your spinal muscles (erector spinae) and to some extent your posterior serratus, the exercise you describe won't really work your back. It will minimally work your deltoids, and very tangentially your lats on the lateral raises. Your glutes (butt) will act as stabilizers and help keep the extension on your back when you are on an ...


As in Pilates, Here are parts of core engagement -- 1) Pelvic floor -- contract them 2) Glutes -- narrow sits bones / squeeze glutes 3) Inner thighs should be strong and heavy 4) Abs -- Suck the tummy in, all the way 5) Ribcage -- narrow the ribcage inwards or tuck the ribcage(this makes upper abs engaged)

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