Strengthens the hamstrings, glutes and calves and stabilises the core.
- Begin by lying on the floor with your feet raised onto a ball, legs straight and extended. the arms and hands are placed by your sides or outstretched for more stability.
- To get yourself into the start/finish position, draw in your belly button to tighten your abs, squeeze your buttocks tight and lift your hips so your body is in a straight line from ankles to head. keep your balance !
- The movement simply involves bending the knees so that your heels move towards your buttocks whilst pushing the hips up and maintaining the straight line between your knees and head. the movement should be done at a controlled pace
- Remember to breathe steadily and concentrate on staying balanced. also note that if your abs are not tight your back will excessively arch and begin to ache. stay tight – always draw in the belly button. try 20 reps… to make it harder try performing the exercise on one leg !?