Skip to content
    hwkb17_052.jpg
    • Lie on the floor on your back with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Your feet should be flat on the floor, about 12 in. (32 cm) from your buttocks.
    • Cross your arms over your chest. If this bothers your neck, try putting your hands behind your neck (not your head), with your elbows spread apart.
    • Slowly contract your abdominal muscles and raise your shoulder blades off the floor.
    • Keep your head in line with your body-don't press your chin to your chest.
    • Hold this position for 1 or 2 seconds, then slowly lower yourself back down to the floor. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

    Current as ofAugust 11, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Heart Rate Calculator

    Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

    While you are exercising, you should count between...

    -
    Beats
    PER
    Seconds

    Heart Rate Calculator

    Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

    While you are exercising, you should count between...

    -
    Beats
    PER
    Seconds