Lie on the floor or a mat on your back, with knees bent. Grasp a lightweight dumbbell in two hands, palms facing out, arms extended straight into the air above your shoulders . Feet should be flat on the ground. Keep a space between your chin and chest (looking diagonal towards the ceiling)
EXHALE: Slowly curl head, shoulders, and upper body off the ground, reaching the dumbbell towards the ceiling. Try to reach higher than your feet.
INHALE: Slowly return to start to complete one rep.
Use abdominals and hips (not your shoulders) to lift the weight. Keep abs contracted (pull navel towards spine) throughout entire movement.Muscles Worked: Abs
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