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Hollowing vs. Drawing in (Core Series)

What is a hollow body? And what is the difference between just drawing in the belly?

Drawing in: Spine stays neutral, core engagement only moves belly towards the spine. We want to draw in our belly to activate the deep core muscles to stabilize the spine and create a solid base for the limbs to move. The lower and deep core often get too little attention. They play a significant role in functional movement and should be trained regularly and engaged through nearly all functional movements of any kind.

Hollowing: Pelvis tucked, core engaged & drawing in --> there is a change in the spine.

On the other hand, the hollow body describes a particular body form that we want to achieve for a specific movement. It creates a solid base for functional movements and *includes* drawing in and additionally tucking the pelvis.

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