Leg scissors add another edge of exercise to building strong abdominals. It is a workout consisting of two movements, horizontal and vertical leg motions that really work on your core.
The good thing about this choice of workout is that it helps to focus on the lower abdominal muscles that can get neglected if you only choose to do normal ab crunches.
Do not arch your back during the exercise because it can cause lower back pains and strains.
Start slow, if you have not been working your abdominals, they need some time to warm up to such workouts. Do not be discouraged, be slow and steady and you will get there.
Yes, you can do your scissoring a little faster, but that does not mean that you zoom through the entire process.
Going too fast does not help your muscles and can cause injuries, so if you are struggling, perhaps cut down the timing to 5 seconds even. The important thing is to be consistent and determined.
Half a minute of vertical scissoring and another half for horizontal ones! You sure will feel those abs waking up.
For the truly strong willed, you can try putting on some weights and try doing this exercise. You will surely feel a huge difference!
Now that you are better aware about this great exercise, go give it a shot. Remember what Yoda said?
"Do or do not. There is no try."
Quite apt, yes? You can do it! I believe you can!
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