A strength training exercise does not require any equipment and can be done at home or in the weight room at a gym. The exercise targets the core, especially the rectus abdominis and obliques. Performing this exercise consistenly may help develop core definition, but gaining muscle mass and losing stomach fat.

Body Parts

  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Hip Flexors
  • Pectoralis Major (sternal portion)

Position

  • Lay on the floor with the feet against the floor.
  • Extend the arms alongside the body.
  • Keep the head straight.
  • Place the feet near the glutes.

Execution

  • Elevate the pelvis in line with the shoulders and the knees.
  • Bring the pelvis towards the floor while pushing the belly button towards the spine.
  • Push the lower back to the floor.

Care

Keep the head aligned with the body. Never rest the weight on the neck.

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