9 Days of ABmas – Day 8: Alternating Ab Heel Touches


I have to say, this isn’t the MOST challenging ab exercises you might have done, but if you did it for long periods of time, it can cause your muscles to get pretty sore. This exercise targets the upper abdominal and the obliques. They are infact a great exercise to do if you are working on toning your oblique muscles.

How To –

  • Step 1: Lie on your back on an exercise mat. With your arms straight at your sides, bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor between 18 and 24 inches apart.
  • Step 2: Breathing out, crunch your ab slightly upward and sideways to the right a couple of inches until your right hand touches your right heel.
  • Step 3: Hold briefly and then return to your starting position while inhaling.
  • Step 4: Repeat on the left side.


  • Do these for a minute (3 times)
  • Take 30 second break in between reps.

Stay happy, stay healthy and HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE everybody! 🙂

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About pallavisharma

Welcome to my blog! Apart from being a health and fitness freak, I love writing, and this blog is a perfect outlet for it. I am not a professional writer by any means, but would like to be someday, so I can inspire people far and wide. I am a project manager by day, and go to business school at night. I am happily married to the love of my life, and thoroughly enjoy being a stepmom to two of the most wonderful kids I know. The goal of my blog is just one word – INSPIRE. If I was able to help even one person enough to get them to change their life around for the better, I would consider myself extremely fortunate. I am super thankful to all my readers who have given me so much love and encouragement through the years. You guys rock! I will leave you with one quote – “Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. If you want to change and grow, you need to take risk” – John C. Maxwell

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