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This exercise targets: abdominal muscles
For this exercise, you will need: an exercise mat

Your legs are straight and a few inches off the floor, and your body is forming a 90 degree angle with your legs. Your hands are placed behind your back, slightly below shoulder level.

Raise your legs and make sure they remain as straight as possible. Bend at your waist and simultaneously lift your torso up to approach your legs. Return to the starting position.  

Work with your legs and torso simultaneously.
The easiest version of this exercise allows you to slightly bend your knees.
If you have back problems, avoid this exercise or perform the easiest version.
Advanced: Your hands are behind your head with your fingers overlapping or at the level of your chest.
Exhale during the effort, or lifting, phase of each repetition. Inhale during the lowering phase.
Perform the exercise more slowly to increase the difficulty level.

Beginners: 10 repetitions
Intermediate level: 15 repetitions
Advanced level: 20 repetitions

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