This simple exercise move works out your abs, butt and hips. It can also help strengthen your lower back and improve hip mobility when performed correctly.
How to do it
- Lie down flat on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Keep your feet hip-width apart.
- Contract your ab muscles by slowly pulling them toward the floor. Aim to hold your muscles like this for the length of the exercise.
- Push your hips up off the floor. Your goal is to form a straight line with your knees, hips and shoulders.
- Hold for 5 seconds, then slowly return to the start position. Aim to do a set of ten.
Tip: To ensure you’re doing this exercise correctly, focus on movement through your hips, rather than pushing up on your feet.
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