One ingenious movement strengthens the abdominal muscles surprisingly quickly – you will notice the difference in just a few weeks

Say goodbye to traditional crunches for a while. The body hold is an ingenious and effective movement for the entire middle body – and the best thing is that you will notice the progress very quickly!

Do like this:

Lie on your back and raise your arms and legs straight up towards the ceiling. Press your lower back into the floor, raising your feet a few centimeters higher, and lift your upper body off the platform. Keep your core tight and hips under control and move your hands and/or feet further apart. Repeat at a leisurely pace 4 times. Take a break in between.

Note! For a lighter version, just do move 1. Hold for 30-60 seconds.

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Remember! Keep your lower back glued to the floor throughout the exercise.

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Expert and model Jukka Räsänen, sports physiotherapist and personal trainer, Fysiojukka.

Does the plank hurt your back?

In the plank position, you may feel a sharp pain in the lower back. The lower back sags when there is not enough strength and control in the middle body. Body hold is a precise exercise for the plank. Don’t try to do a plank until you can hold the starting position for 30-60 seconds.

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