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Back Exercises: Abdominal LiftMan lying on floor with one knee bent and foot flat on floor. Other leg has knee bent, arrows show leg moving toward upper body.

The Abdominal Lift strengthens your lower abdominal muscles, helping you keep your pelvis and back stable:

  • Lie on the floor with both knees bent. Put your feet flat on the floor and your arms by your sides. Tighten your abdominal muscles.

  • Lift one bent knee and move it toward your upper body. Keep your abdominal muscles tight and your back flat on the floor. Hold for 10 seconds.

  • Repeat 3 times. Then, switch legs.

 

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/19/2013
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