Is it possible to transform your figure in just 5 minutes a day? In any case, this is what the Sakuma method offers, based on 5 exercises of one minute each. What does this technique from Japan consist of?
5 minutes a day for 15 days to redraw your silhouette. This is the promise of the Sakuma method, straight from Japan. Invented by Kenichi Sakuma, a trainer who works in particular with mannequins, this technique would be effective for learning to correctly use all the muscles and therefore to transform your body .
The Sakuma method, which was the subject of a book of the same name which sold 2 million copies in Japan, starts from the following premise: sports exercises are often poorly performed. Result? Some parts of the body are overdeveloped while others are underdeveloped. There would be a reason for this: the torso muscles are not used enough, which has an impact on the overall figure.
The Sakuma Method proposes to solve this problem by learning to use the muscles of the torso correctly, to straighten the spine , to keep the pelvis perpendicular to the ground and to tone the trunk. In this way, all the muscles in the body would work in a balanced way, which would speed up the basal metabolism and therefore burn fat and lose weight.
Sakuma method: 5 one-minute exercises to redraw your figure
The first exercise focuses on the lower body. To do this, lie down on your stomach with your hands behind your head. Simultaneously raise your torso and legs. After 30 seconds, cross your ankles, while maintaining this position for another 30 seconds.
This second movement aims to work the hips. Still lying on your stomach, place your arms crossed under your chin. Cross your ankles, flex your legs and lift them up. Stay in this position for six seconds, then rest your legs. Repeat this movement 10 times.
The third exercise helps tone the waist . Sit on a chair, hands on either side of your body and resting on the seat. Raise one leg so that one side of the hips comes off the chair. All without moving your shoulders! Hold this position for three seconds, release and switch legs. This movement should be repeated 10 times on each side.
This fourth movement aims to strengthen the torso. Still seated in a chair, grab the opposite elbow with each hand so that your arms are crossed. Place your arms on your knees, before lifting them above your head, without uncrossing them and without changing position. Stay in this position for six seconds and repeat the exercise ten times.
This last movement is more global and allows to balance the body in its entirety. Squat down with your hands on the floor. The exercise consists of getting up suddenly, pulling yourself up on your tiptoes and stretching your arms towards the ceiling. Repeat this movement ten times.