Floor Toe Reach Video Guide

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Abs Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. All you need for the floor toe reach is a mat to lay on. Lay on the mat on your back with your arms by your side and legs straight out in front of you.
  2. Put one hand over the top of the other and point your hands straight up towards the ceiling.
  3. Now, keeping your legs straight and feet together, bring your legs up so they are also pointing to the ceiling. This is the start of the exercise.
  4. Now reach up as far as you can with your hands towards your toes. Use your abs to elevate your shoulders off the floor.
  5. Pause, and slowly lower back to starting position.
  6. Repeat for desired reps.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Do not move your legs at all throughout the set.
  2. Make this exercise harder by holding weight in your hands or holding the reach for a count of two.

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Posted Tue, 09/04/2012 - 01:18
Helping hand

Hey, im kinda really focusing on getting my 10 pack visible again....i had it barely visible last time, until i gained 20-30kg of weight and hopefully it's still buried down there...

I know that it is gonna be hard and all, but i need an exercise that actually kills the fat on my lower belly. It has stretch marks already and i want to lose the fat. Thats the only part of my body that is hard to get rid of.

My hands are already cut, and im working on my legs and abs.....For some reason, i get faster and stronger legs, but there is hardly any muscles growing there. Same for my stomach, when someone punch me now, i wouldn't feel it much, but it's still fat.

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Posted Sun, 11/11/2012 - 05:31

Wow! A 10 pack is beyond impressive. I have maintained a 6/8 for over 20 years as a hockey Goaltender. Above and beyond normal Ab training, this is what I think has been most effective for my upper legs and abs. (and really helps impact absorption from pucks):

Goalie Crouch -With leg pads on (or a good mat) and hand weights (Goalie Gloves and stick for me), maintain Goalie crouch (like about to sit on toilet) with feet shoulder width apart, hands far forward and wider than shoulder width for 20 sec. (shoulders, knees, toes make vertical line)

Butterfly Pop Up -Immediately drop to knees with ankles spread and toes forward (if possible) and pop back up as quickly as possible while maintaining good posture and form, 20 times, returning to original position each time. Hands retain same height from floor whether crouched or dropped. Knees, waist, shoulders make verticle line when dropped. Just drop to knees with feet together if you question your leg flexibility.

Sky Reach -Every third pop up, reach high and slightly wide with arms, hold for 1 second, return to crouch, continue.

-Repeat at 30 second Goalie Crouch as desired/able.

*Start with 1 or 2 sets only! Will burn more next day than expected at beginning, great calorie burn.

-After 20+ years, I do 10 sets each morning and evening, repeated 3-4 extra times on game days. NOT RECOMMENDED at this intensity level without slowly building towards it!!!

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Posted Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:28

Thanks this really helped my six pack is actually visible now!

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Posted Wed, 07/18/2012 - 11:32
Some dud

this is kind of embarrassing... But I can't get my legs stright up :( is there an alternative?

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Posted Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:46
Another Dude

I dont know, i think i am going to switch over to the leg raise, because i just dont have the flexibility to do these, at least not how they are shown, and i dont know how else to do them.