Lying on back with knees bent and arms crossed on chest.
Squeeze the abdominal muscles so that your shoulder blades are slightly lifted off the floor and your midsection is "crunched". As you "crunch", reach one hand to the opposite knee keeping the other hand on chest. Hold this position for a count of ___ seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat this movement ___ times, then perform the same movement with the other arm.
Be sure to keep the neck relaxed and in a neutral position during the exercise.
Repeat this sequence ___ times.
Perform ___ times per day.
Perform ___ days per week.
CAUTION: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality, immediately discontinue and contact our office as soon as possible.
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