Stabilization exercise by KABAT - strengthening exercise for stabilizing back and shoulders

Goal of the exercise:

  • Strengthening the abdominal and back muscles
  • Strengthening the trunk
Default position
  • Sit straight
  • Keep your legs slightly apart, bending in knees and hips, with the soles of your feet on the ground
  • Let your arms hang freely alongside your body
  • Spine is a straight line, stretch your head out, and look upwards
Phase 1
  • Try to keep the same position during the exercise
  • Don’t let your left shoulder be pushed back, and at the same time don’t let your right shoulder be pushed forward
Phase 2
  • Instructions for the second person:
  • Kneel close to the exercised person
  • Right hand is pushing from the front on the left shoulder of the exercising person
  • Left hand is pushing from the back on the right shoulder of the exercising person
  • Repeat the whole exercise on both sides
Exercise video tutorial

Common mistakes

  • Holding your breath in
  • Too big resistance against the shoulders
  • The exercising person is unable to keep stability and is moving

How often to exercise

  • 1-3 times a day
  • Repeat 5 times (resisting at least 10 seconds)
  • Gradually you can add more repetitions (10), or stay longer in the resisting position (at least 15 seconds)

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