This exercise is a simple crunch to work the side abdominals.
- Start this exercise sitting on the mat. Bend knees up so that they form a 120 degree angle. Your toes should be pointing straight up. Breathe in and lean your torso back about a foot from seated position. Your arms should be bent, and hands pressed together out in front of you.
- Move pressed hands to one side, keeping your arms bent and your body as straight as possible.
- Return to center, and rotate to your other side in the same fashion. Return to start position to finish.
- Recommended reps: 10-12 reps to start, and increase with progression.