The toe touchers are great exercise for developing the upper part of the abdominal muscles. They can be performed everywhere and they don’t required special equipment.
Lie back on the floor or on an exercise mat. Lift your legs and point them toward the ceiling, with your feet parallel to the floor. Lift your arms and point them toward your toes. This is the starting position.
Inhale and start to lift your torso up by flexing your abdominal muscles until you reach your toes or closer is possible. Hold the contraction at the top and exhale. Than slowly return in the starting position and begin the next repetition.
- Perform the negative part of the movement for twice longer time than the positive.
- Avoid the pause at the starting position and stop only at the top of the movement to keep constant tension on the muscles.