One of our new exercises from last night! This works the upper back and helps with shoulder stabilisation. Imagine you are pushing a marble along the floor with your nose as you do it.
The Diamond Press:- Start Position
Lie on your stomach with your feet hip width apart, toes together and heels apart.
Make a diamond shape with your arms by touching your finger tips and thumbs together just under your forehead, elbows out to the side.
Anchor the scapulaes, stabilise the shoulders.
The Diamond Press:- Action
Engage the core muscles.
Breathing out: Lift your head about 3 cm off the floor. Keep the back of the neck long – Really make and effort to lengthen your head away from your shoulders but remember to keep the neck in line with the rest of the spine, you are not looking up. You should feel a pinching feeling between your shoulder blades and be drawing them down as you lift.