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Seated Abdominal Bracing

Seated Abdominal Bracing

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Abdominal strength


The seated abdominal bracing exercise can be done anywhere you can sit down. It is a very simple isometric exercise to strengthen your abs. When performing the seated abdominal bracing be sure that you are sitting up straight. This is a good exercise for beginners and people who don’t have a lot of time to exercise, the seated abdominal bracing can be done on the ride home from the gym.


  • Seated with your torso straight, rest your hands on your thighs.
  • Keeping your torso straight, tighten your abdominal muscles, as if preparing for a punch to the stomach.
  • Breath through the chest, working toward breathing deeper into the abdomen while maintaining the brace.
  • Then relax.


  • Hunching forward
  • Dropping the ribcage forward