1. Grab a mat and lay down flat on your back. Place your hands gently on your temples/chest and bend your knees so that you have a 90-degree angle (you can tuck your feet under a couple of dumbbells for assistance). This will be your starting position.
2. To initiate the movement, exhale and curl your shoulders up and off the mat towards your knees by contracting your abdominal muscles. Continue in this fashion until your torso is 3/4 of the way towards being vertical to the floor.
3. After a brief pause, inhale and return your body back along the same path into the starting position.
4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Variations: Crunches or Sit-Ups.