Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Abdominals: Lying Down and Swiss Ball

1. Lie down on your back. Keep your lower back touching the floor at all times. This is a large part of your workout for your lower abdominal muscles. Lift your legs about four inches from the floor. Bring up one leg at a time so that your knee is right above your waist. You can touch your knees or not. Alternate legs. Do five sets of ten repetitions.

2. Lie down with your tummy on the Swiss ball. Put the palms of your hand on the floor. Do not lock your elbows. Move forward so that your thighs are over the Swiss ball. Move the Swiss ball toward and away from your waist with your thighs. You can also do this with your shins. Keep your body and Swiss ball as steady as possible. Do five sets of ten repetitions. Doing this exercise one leg at a time is harder.

Disclaimer: None of the above information can be taken as a substitute for advice from a medical professional, such as a physician.

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