the abdominal muscles without having to do a "curl or crunch" type of exercise.
exercise needs to be done without shoes but with socks on so the legs can
down with arms under head, legs together, knees bent, and toes up. Heels should
be off the exercise mat and on the floor. This is the starting position.
the abdominal muscles by pulling navel towards the spine so that the lower
back is gently pressed into the floor. Maintain this position throughout the
slide heels forward until legs are straight with a slight bend in the knees.
heels back to the starting position.
the desired number of repetitions.
is important to keep the abdominals contracted and the lower back pressed
into the floor as you slide the legs back and forth to protect your spine.
you do this exercise properly, you will feel a strong contraction in the abs
rather than the front of the thighs.
slowly - two to three seconds sliding forward and two to three seconds sliding
Twelve to fifteen repetitions. Do one or two sets.
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