There are many variations of the deadbug, and this one is utilising movement of the arm and leg on the same side this will aid the transfer of force through the front of the thigh and hip and up into the abdominals on the same side of the body. Although tis is often utilised as an abdominal exercise, it is also a useful way to get the arm in the overhead position in a way that is different to when you are standing up. Changing you position in relation to gravity will change the muscle you use to get there and in this instance allow you begin working on the co-ordination of upper and lower body segments to optimise how you pass force from legs , through the trunk and into the arm.
Deadbug - Ipsilateral
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