McGill Curl Up – Core Exercise / Crunch & Sit Up Alternative.
The McGill Curl Up is a Great execise to work the abdominals without recruitng your hip flexors or injuring your lower back like crunches and sit-ups.
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To perform the McGill Curl up, lie on your back with one leg straight and one leg bent. Place one forearm under the small of your back to help maintain the curve in your lower back (if you find this painful or uncomfortable then remove your arm and place a small rolled up towel instead).
Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and avoid poking you chin out. Brace your abs and raise your shoulder blades off the floor about 4 inches. Hold in this position for 2-4 seconds and then return to the starting position. Repeat for between 12-20 repetitions.