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abdominal hold


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An exercise to test and develop your ability to sustain contractions of abdominal muscles.

▪ Lie on your back with your knees bent and your lower back pressed gently into the floor. Place your hands in a relaxed position on the top of your thighs. Keep your lower back flat on the floor and slowly curl up to touch your knees with your hands; hold the position for as long as possible: 35 to 60 seconds indicates a good level of endurance. Beginners should not attempt to hold for more than 60 seconds.

▪ Lie on your back with your knees bent and your lower back pressed gently into the floor. Place your hands in a relaxed position on the top of your thighs. Keep your lower back flat on the floor and slowly curl up to touch your knees with your hands; hold the position for as long as possible: 35 to 60 seconds indicates a good level of endurance. Beginners should not attempt to hold for more than 60 seconds.


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