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wikiHow to Do a Knee Tuck

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.

Steps

  1. 1
    Find a solid flat surface with an edge, i.e. A chair, bed, stairs.
  2. 2
    Sit down with your hands located to your sides, holding next to your legs. Lean back a little and straighten your legs.
  3. 3
    Bring your feet together and raise the a few inches of the ground. This is the start position.
  4. 4
    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.
  5. 5
    When you reach this end point, you should have exhaled and your abdominal muscles will be tensed.
  6. 6
    Hold for one second then reverse the motion.
  7. 7
    Finished.

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    Tips

    • 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.

    Warnings

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

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    Categories: Leg Strengthening Exercises

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