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Main muscles worked: Abdominals
You should feel this exercise in your stomach muscles
Equipment needed: None
- Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and hands at the back of your head with your elbows open wide.
- Tighten your abdominal muscles and lift your head and shoulder blades off of the floor.
- Keep your back flat to the floor and hold for 2 seconds.
- Slowly lower and repeat.
Tip: Relax your neck and do not pull on your head with your hands.
Repetitions: 2 sets of 10
Days per week: Daily
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