Exercise Help & Tips: Banana Close
stretching Core Exercises Upper Body Exercises Lower Body Exercises
Exercise Animations
Starting Position
Lie on floor with legs together, arms extended overhead, belly button pulled in toward spine.

Action
Keeping head between arms, slowly raise upper body and legs off floor to form a gentle bananalike curve. Hold for a slow 30 counts.

Special Instructions
Don't hold your breath! Try to keep breathing steady and even. Concentrate on holding abs in.

Muscles Worked: Abs, Shoulders