Curl Up – McGill

  • HOW: Begin this exercise on your back with one knee bent and the other leg straight. Place the opposite hand of the knee that is bent under the small of your back. From here, push gently down into your hand to engage your core. Once you feel the core engage, lift your head up towards the ceiling keeping your gaze upwards while slowly bringing your shoulders off the ground as well. Perform the prescribed amount of repetitions. 
  • FEEL: You should feel the muscles of your core working as you perform this exercise. 
  • COMPENSATION: Avoid looking towards your toes as you perform this exercise, keep your gaze upwards while performing a slight chin tuck.

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