Modified Curl Up

 

Instructions:

  • Lie on your back with one knee bent the other leg straight.
  • Place your hands under the small of your back, maintaining the neutral curve of the spine.
  • Slowly raise the head and upper shoulders off the floor.
  • The motion should occur through the upper/middle back (thoracic spine) and not through the lower back (lumbar spine).
  • Hold the position for 7-8 seconds¬†breathe deeply throughout.
  • Slowly lower and repeat.
  • Completed 3 sets of 10-20.