How To: Lie on a mat with legs and arms stretched out, parallel with the floor. Hold a dumbbell in both hands. Bring your legs straight up to the ceiling. At the same time, bring your arm up lifting your shoulders off the floor. Reach toward your toes, causing a crunch in your abs. Return to start position. Your legs and arms should not touch the floor when lowering, keep them hovering.
Beginner: Rest your legs on the floor when in start position. Don’t use any weight until you are ready.
Advanced: Use ankle weights as well as the dumbbell in hands.
Target Muscle: Rectus Abdominus