Transverse abdominal crunch
This exercise is the transverse abdominal crunch. Works our deep tummy muscles, and in turn helps protect our lower back.
Start with our hands above our head, tummy nice and tight. We take a deep breath in; as we breathe out, raising your head and shoulders off the ground, pushing up through your hands.
1. Lying on your back, bend knees and place hands above head, slightly behind your line of sight.
2. Exhale as you raise your upper body off the ground and reach for an imaginary bar above you with your hands.
3. Hold briefy and then relax back to the ground. 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