3. Side Leg Raises:

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How To Do:

  • Lying on your side at the rear edge of a mat, place your feet at the front edge of your mat,
  • Then lift your upper leg and turn it out it in the hip socket.
  • Keeping your hips stacked and your torso as still as possible,
  • Lift and lower the leg, reaching out from the top of the thigh. Repeat on the other side.

4. Bicycle Crunches:

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How To Do:

  • Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground
  • Place your hands slightly either side of your head, do not lock your fingers or pull the head up
  • Lift your knees to a 45 degree angle
  • At first slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion with the legs
  • Alternately touching your elbows to the opposite knee twisting back and forth through the core,
  • Keep the elbows back rather than forward to the chest as this could strain the neck.

5. Oblique V-Up:

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How To Do:

  • Lie on your side with your legs extended and your left arm resting in front of you.
  • Prop up your upper body with your right forearm against the floor.
  • Raise your legs about 4-6 inches off the ground.
  • But don’t raise your upper body to meet this movement.
  • Focus on your obliques as you raise your legs. Hold for 15-30 seconds.
  • Switch sides and repeat for 4 reps total.
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