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Exercise of the Week – Alternating Toe Touches

Target Muscles: Core (Abdominals & Obliques).

Alternating Toe Touches 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your hands loosely either side of your head. Lift both feet off the floor and raising your shoulder slightly off the floor as well, reach forward with one hand and touch the toes of the opposing foot, as shown.

Alternating Toe Touches 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then switch sides by reaching across with your other hand to its opposite foot, remembering to bring your original hand back beside your head.

Repetitions: 20-50 (10-25 each side)

Sets: 1-2

A brilliant core exercise, and something a bit more fun and slightly more challenging than a standard crunch. The cross body twist as you reach really works on those obliques, and again just goes to show what you can do with absolutely minimal equipment at home (in this case, none!).