- To begin, lie straight and face down on the floor or exercise mat. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you (or behind you, thumbs facing up). This is the starting position.
- Simultaneously raise your arms, legs, and chest off of the floor and hold this contraction for 2 seconds. Tip: Squeeze your lower back to get the best results from this exercise. Remember to exhale during this movement. Note: When holding the contracted position, you should look like superman when he is flying.
- Slowly begin to lower your arms, legs and chest back down to the starting position while inhaling.
- Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions prescribed in your program.
Note: You may also hold this position for 30-90 seconds at a time to work on isometric strengthening. See video here.