When you target your body in this specific order, with these exact exercises, you are creating what’s called a ‘diagonal pull’ — essentially, you’re pulling the pieces of your body back into place, and re-educating your muscles to hold you there by stabilizing through your core at the end with a plank. The end effect: better posture.
You’re also allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to your muscles, joints, and ligaments. With more oxygen and nutrients these areas are better able to cope with the minor damage caused by daily living.
Likewise, our bodies are much less susceptible to injury when we are properly aligned — muscular strength, endurance, and coordination go up substantially as a result. Neurological communication with our muscles from our Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is faster and more accurate, and body awareness increases.