Exercise Tip of the Day: Reverse Crunches with Your Young Child

 

Starting Position: Lay the child face-down on your shins, facing you while you lie on your back. Hold onto the child with your hands to keep him or her secure. Keeping your knees bent and your feet off the floor, engage your abdominal muscles by pulling your belly button in towards your spine. Keep a space between your chin and chest (looking diagonal towards the ceiling).

Action: EXHALE: Lift from your hips, pulling your knees towards your chest, focusing on your abdominals. INHALE: Slowly lower hips and legs back down to the starting position to complete one rep. Aim for 1-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions.

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