This exercise is the basic abdominal crunch; fantastic exercise for improving your core body strength. As you can see, we’re lying flat on the ground, knees bent, feet flat, nice and comfortable. Head in the hands, elbows back. Take a nice deep breath in as we raise our upper body off the ground, and then relax. Most importantly, keep your elbows back, eyes looking up to the sky, and the neck relaxed.
1. Lying with your back on the floor, bend your knees at 90 degrees and place hands behind your head. Keep elbows back and out of sight. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between your chin and chest.
2. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominals and raise shoulders off floor or bench.
3. Return to start position.
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