3. Mountain Climbers:

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How to Do:

  • Start in the push-up position. Keeping your hips at the same height as your shoulders.
  • Shuffle your right knee in toward your chest.
  • And then immediately switch it out for your left knee.
  • Think of this move as trying to run in a horizontal position.
  • You want to do these continuously, without rest, as many times as you can while still keeping your hips and shoulders at the same level.

4. Exercise Ball Pike:

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How to Do:

  • Position your feet and shins firmly on top of an exercise ball.
  • With your arms straight, fully extend outwards until you are in the push up position.
  • Do not bend your knees, hunch or arch your back.
  • Press your toes into the ball, contract your lower abs, and lift your bum into the air.
  • You should form an upside down “V” at the top.
  • Slowly lower back down into the push up position.
  • Repeat for 12-20 reps.

5. 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.
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