Bent knee crunches
The next exercise that is fantastic for core abdominal strength is a bent knee crunch. Start in a seated position, hands to your sides, legs out straight; keep those knees and ankles together. Now raise your feet up slightly off the ground, and bring those knees in tight, and then extend. Keep your tummy nice and tight, and always remember to breathe.
1. Sitting with your legs outstretched in front of you on the ground, place your ankles together and let your hands rest behind you.
2. Exhale as you raise your legs approximately 30cm off the ground.
3. Inhale as you bring your knees towards your chest, keeping your abs tight and your feet off the ground.
4. Hold for a couple of seconds and repeat.
Don't forget to follow these steps during your workout:
Step 1: Start off with a warm-up exercise routine.
Step 2: It’s time to do the 2 minute stretch routine.
Step 3: Jump in - it's time to do the exercise programme. Choose one of the four programmes.
Step 4: Now begin the cool-down routine.
Step 5: Time to finish with the stretch routine.
Step 6: Congratulations you just found your 30 minutes of activity today.
Last updated: 11 March, 2011