What is corkscrew exercise and how to do corkscrew workout?

Corkscrew exercises are effective exercise for your core muscles. You can do that exercise either lying down or standing up. The combination of simultaneous stretching and toning helps provide extra suppleness to your muscles, as well as elongating muscles and encouraging them to relax. Here we also tell you how to do corkscrew workout below.

how to do corkscrew workout

In basic corkscrew exercise, you can uses a chair or table to keep your upper body stable.

  • Step 1:First of all lying on your back and raise your arms behind you and grasp onto the legs of a chair or table to maintain stability.
  • Step 2: Keeping your legs together, raise your feet to the ceiling, forming a 90-degree angle between your torso and your legs.
  • Step 3: Lift your hips off of the ground, and turn your legs to the right, going as far as they can before slowly turning them to the left.
  • Step 4:Repeat the full exercise 10 times.

You can also do Corkscrew in Pilates. It stretches out your lower back muscles and build core strength. Do that following the below steps.

  • Step 1: Lying on your back with your legs together and your arms at your side, inhale as you raise your feet towards the ceiling, keeping your legs straight and together.
  • Step 2:Breathing out, lean your legs to the left while keeping your back and lower back on the floor.
  • Step 3:Breathe in as you tilt your legs forward, creating a 45-degree angle between your legs and your torso.
  • Step 4:Breathe out as you tile your legs to the right, keeping your legs together and your back on the floor.

Repeat all three movements five to 10 times.

Corkscrew Pushup is another corkscrew workout that works the core muscles as well as your upper and lower body regions, do that following the below steps.

  • Step 1: Start in a push-up position, with your torso straight, your legs together and your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor.
  • Step 2: Bring your feet forward until your knees form a 90-degree angle. You hips will be higher than your head.
  • Step 3: Pushing up slightly, turn your body to the right, lowering your left side and bending at your elbows, but keeping your hands firmly on the ground.
  • Step 4: Hold for three counts before turning your body to the left, lowering your right side.
  • Step 5: Return to starting position and repeat 10 times for one to three sets.