Welcome to Exercise #4 of the Ab Challenge and to Habit #4.
VERTICAL TOE TOUCHES
Starting Position: Lie flat on your back on the floor / mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your arms are by your sides. Brace your abdominal muscles to stabilize your spine. Pull your shoulder blades down your back. Try to keep these engagements throughout the exercise. Slowly lift both feet off the floor. Straighten your knees until your thighs are vertical to the floor. Your toes can point away from your body. (DO NOT move your thighs beyond this point as that shifts your body weight from your butt into your low back, causing increased stress to the low back). Put your hands on your thighs. Shoulder blades are flat on the floor.Read more