ALWAYS be aware of keeping the neck relaxed when doing abdominal work.
The reverse leg raise will tighten your bottom and work the lower back. If you do not have access to a ball use the corner of your bed but be careful of your lower back.
Don’t swing your legs up. Gently raise legs.
1A Start lying on ball, legs off the ground, balancing on the mid section.
1B Roll gently forward bringing feet in towards bottom. Slowly return to start position. Repeat two sets of 20 repetitions.
2A Lie down resting head in hands with knees bent and lower back firmly on the ground.
2B Raising head and shoulder cross opposite elbow to knee bringing that knee in towards you as you push other leg out. 20 repetitions alternating side to side.
3A Start by lying forward on ball, legs off the ground balancing on mid-section.
3B Roll gently forward, lifting both legs straight up behind, flexing your bottom as legs are raised. Return to starting position and repeat for two sets of 20 repetitions.
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