This exercise targets both the rectus abdominis (6-pack muscle) and the obliques.
- Lay on your back on a mat or the floor with your knees bent and feet flat or just have your heels touching the mat/floor. Lift your head and tuck your chin slightly toward your chest.
- Keep the lower back on the mat at all times and keep your abdominal muscles engaged while maintaining constant breathing. Reach toward your left heel.
- Come back to the center, then reach toward the right heel.
Repeat 10 - 15 times on each side, rest, then repeat the exercise sequence if desired.
Alternately, you can do all desired repetitions on one side, rest, then do the other side.