This is an incredible exercise for your lower abdominals that also targets the rest of your core. Pro tip: To advance to the progression for this exercise, hold a weight to increase the resistance. Start with 5 repetitions, and increase reps as you are able.
Step By Step Instructions
Sit, slightly lean back, extend your legs, and place your hands on your knees. For the starting position, keep your knees bent and your heels on the ground.
In a fluid motion, lean back as you extend your arms and legs out. Move your hands from your torso to the sides of your knees as you extend, and raise your heels slightly off the mat.
In a fluid motion, contract your arms and legs to return to your starting position, keeping your heels off the mat.