Monday, June 18, 2007

Body Wedge Abdominal Exercises

1. Lie down with your head at the thinner body wedge part. Do four sets of ten repetitions of abdominal crunches. See the first abdominal exercise blog.

2. Lie down with your head on the thicker part of the body wedge. Keep your head and back against the body wedge, with a space between the natural curve of your back and the body wedge. Raise your legs slowly, and then bring them back down to one or two inches above the body wedge. Inhale when you bring them up and exhale when you bring them down. You can hold the sides of the body wedge for support. Do four sets of ten repetitions.

3. For your obliques, lie down on one side. You may want to keep one leg in front of the other for support. Put your hands behind your head. Bend up sideways.Exhale when you go up, and inhale coming back down. Do four sets of ten repetitions on each side.

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