Primary muscles: Abs, obliques
Secondary muscles: Core, upper back
Equipment: No equipment
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Superman
STAR TOE TOUCH SIT UPS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your back with your legs fully extended and your arms out to the sides.
2. Raise your right leg and your torso simultaneously, and reach your left hand toward your right foot.
3. Return to the starting position, and repeat on the opposite side.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Start each rep with your upper back on the mat and, as you breathe out, bend at the waist and raise your leg and your torso. Lift your leg at a 45-degree angle and try reaching your foot with the opposite hand. Breathe in as you lower your torso and leg back to the starting position, and repeat on the opposite side.
The star toe touch sit ups fully engages your abs and obliques, and strengthens your core. This exercise also challenges your back muscles and improves your posture.
SETS AND REPS
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