Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your arms placed behind
your head as shown.
Contract your abdominal muscles, and lift
your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back off the floor. Use the strength of
your abdominals to perform this movement, not your lower back muscles.
Then lower to the starting position
(shoulders off the floor), controlling the downward movement with your
Repeat the exercise for the recommended
number of sets and repetitons.