Primary muscles: Abs
Secondary muscles: Core, upper back
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Alternating superman
TOE TOUCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your back holding a dumbbell, and lift your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor.
2. Extend your arms, lift your shoulders off the floor and try touching your feet with the dumbbell.
3. Return to the starting position and repeat.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Engage your core, keep your back flat, your neck relaxed and lengthen your arms. Breathe out as you crunch, keep your legs straight, your chin off your chest and inhale as you return to the starting position.
The toe touch exercise fully engages the abdominal wall and helps to tone your abs, trims down your waist and strengthens your core. This exercise also helps to improve your posture, flexibility and balance.
SETS AND REPS
Start with regular crunches and roll ups to acquire proper exercise form and, as you gain core strength, progress to toe touchers. Do 2 or 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps and, if you wish to increase the challenge, try doing v sits or v ups.
To calculate the number of calories burned doing the toe touch exercise, enter your weight and the duration of the exercise: