Get ready for the burn on this ab challenge. Here we target both upper and lower abdominals with abmats and leg raises.
- 25 abmats
- 25 leg raises
AbMats: start by sitting with legs making diamond shape in front of you. Touch soles of your feet together and slide sit-bones toward feet (butterfly legs). Engage abdominals to lower back to the floor, touching your hands to the floor behind your head. Then return to start position and tap hands to the floor in front of your feet.
Leg Raises: Lying on back with legs extended, place hands under sit-bones with palms to the floor (this is to support lower back). Engage abdominals to lift legs together until feet point to the sky. Slowly return to legs to the floor.
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