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wikiHow to Do a Knee Tuck

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This is an excellent exercise for beginners, or even people of all abilities and ages to improve the strength and endurance of their abdominal muscles. When practised correctly this is a low impact but conditioning exercise.


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    Find a solid flat surface with an edge, i.e. A chair, bed, stairs.
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    Sit down with your hands located to your sides, holding next to your legs. Lean back a little and straighten your legs.
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    Bring your feet together and raise the a few inches of the ground. This is the start position.
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    Slowly and smoothly bring the knees up and in until they are approximately six to ten inches from your chest. Exhale as you bring your knees in.
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    When you reach this end point, you should have exhaled and your abdominal muscles will be tensed.
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    Hold for one second then reverse the motion.
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    • Don't complete this exercise to exhaustion, always focus on the technique over how many repetitions you complete. Your body doesn't care if its 8 or 10, it doesn't 'do' numbers.
    • To make the exercise easier decrease the distance you move your knees, start with your knees bent and bring them less close to your chest.


    • Consult your doctor before you start any new routine, don't blame me if you get injured or hurt, etc.

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