Holding the Hollow

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Holding the hollow is a core conditioning exercise that builds strength in the abs and obliques.


Picture of Abdominals


The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Exercise Instructions

holding the hollow - step 1

Step 1

Start on your back with your legs extended and your arms up over your head. Have your legs together and your toes pointed.

holding the hollow - step 2

Step 2

Pull your shoulder and legs off the floor by fully contracting your abs and shortening the distance between your sternum and crotch.

holding the hollow - step 3

Step 3

Lower yourself back down to the floor by relaxing your abs.