A bodybuilding exercise that works the abdominals, with an emphasis on the rectus abdominis muscles. Your lower abs and hip flexors will also benefit from this exercise, and you may see a decrease in belly fat and a flatter stomach overall. As there is no equipment required, you can do this exercise anywhere, at home or in a fitness center.

Body Parts

  • Abdominals
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Hip Flexors


  • Place the hands on the floor at shoulder width behind the back.
  • Lift the legs and extend them fully.
  • Keep the head straight.


  • Flex the hips and knees to bring them close to the chest.
  • Return to the starting position.


Keep the head aligned with the body. Never arch the back.