Toe touches involves you to reach for your toes, except you are lying on your back! It does not involve a huge motion, but don't look down on this exercise. It packs a good punch.
It can be a huge advantage to the fitness of your abdominals if you try adding this workout to your usual fitness routine.
When trying to touch your legs, it can be anywhere. If you are starting out, it could be your thighs or knees. As you improve, try reaching for your shins and ankles!
You might experience some difficulty at this point. If you do, try to reach as high as you can. Do not be discouraged.
To be honest, I cannot straighten my legs for this exercise. I simply don't have the flexibility of a pretzel! It'd be wonderful if you can do it without any problems, but if you can't, bending it a little is fine.
During this workout, you might be tempted to move your legs forward towards you. Do not do that. Keep your legs erect at a right angle to the floor.
You should be lifting your upper body (using your abdominal muscles) as much as you can to try touching your knees, shins, or even better, your ankles. Five stars if you can touch the soles of your feet!
You might have been told by some fitness source that you must feel pain before an exercise is effective. This is not always true. An exercise might not hurt but it does not mean that your muscles are not working hard.
So if you feel nothing, good! It means that your core is improving, and you can challenge it further by doing more reps, trying more core workouts, and so on.
Persistence and determination rule.
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