Primary Muscles Worked: Obliques, Rectus Abdominis
The toe touch works your abdominal muscles through spinal flexion – bending your spine in a forward motion to reach your toes. During the exercise, try to keep legs straight as possible and use smooth, slow motions while lifting your arms towards your toes. Alternative options to this exercise: use one leg at a time, or if holding your legs up is too difficult, you can lean your heels against a wall.
1. If you only use one leg, the exercise becomes easier.
2. If holding your legs up is too difficult for you, you can lay your heels against a wall instead of lifting them with each repetition.