- Sit on floor or mat. Lie supine with hands on floor over
- Simultaneously raise straight legs and torso. Reach toward
raised feet. Return to starting position. Repeat.
- Keep knees straight throughout movement. Begin each repetition
with upper back on floor to allow abdominal muscles to work dynamically.
The Rectus Abdominis and Obliques dynamically
contract only when actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist
flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only isometrically
contract to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion.
See Spot Reduction
Myth and Lower