Hello and welcome to another episode of Fey Fitness! In today’s video I will teach you all how to properly perform a Superman pose. The Superman is a fabulous exercise because it works the erector spinae, latissimus dorsii, glutes, hamstrings as well as the deltoid and trapezius muscles. This exercise is easy enough to perform within the comfort of your own home, and is gentle enough for people with Atrial Fibrillation or other heart conditions.
The Superman is an exercise that is perfect for working the back, butt and posterior of the thighs. Additionally, you only need a yoga mat or soft carpet to perform this movement. I recommend this exercise for people with desk jobs, individuals with heart or blood pressure problems, or for seniors who are capable of getting on and off the floor. This exercise is ideal for strengthening the back to protect our spine, and for strengthening the booty and back of the legs so they stay strong and can help with functional mobility and range of motion.
How to Perform a Superman Exercise:
- Lay down on your stomach on a yoga mat or soft patch of carpet.
- Extend your arms straight overhead and keep your legs straight behind you on the floor.
- When you are ready raise both your arms and legs off of the floor as high as they will go. Try to keep your arms at jaw or ear height and parallel to the floor.
- Hold this position for as long as you can. Generally, people hold this exercise for 30-60 seconds at a time and repeat the exercise for 3 sets.
I love this exercise for the great benefits it brings to my back, booty, and hamstrings, but also because it doesn’t spike my heart rate and interfere with my Atrial Fibrillation. As long as you are breathing throughout the exercise the heart rate should stay within a safe range and you can easily perform this exercise without worry of having an Atrial Fibrillation episode.
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