March 19, 2004, Newsletter Issue #178: Dead Bug abs exercise

Tip of the Week

Lay on your back, with your back flat, and your arms and legs up in the air but bent, so you look like a dead bug. Then, one leg at a time, lower your legs to the ground until your feet barely touch. Raise and alternate. Keep your legs bent and move them slowly. Keeping your arms up should ensure that your back stays flat. It`s a lower impact version of a full body crunch that engages the transversus muscle and minimizes excess hip flexor motion.

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