This Video is taken from my Core and Abs Body Weight Challenge.
Audio from the Cross Overs Core and Abs Video
Righty ho, let’s move on to the crossover exercise. This is a tough little exercise because you need to have good control of your pelvis, and it’s your core muscles that control your pelvis. So this is what it looks like.
So start by lying on your back. Fingertips just go underneath the small of your back. Don’t push your hands in too far, just into the side. From here, rotate your pelvis toward you, so you can feel that pressure on your fingertips. Once you feel that pressure, lift your legs, and find that height by lowering them where you can still feel that pressure. So you may find as you go lower, you can’t keep that pressure on your fingertips. So go down as far as you can to maintain that pressure. Once you’re there, this is your start position.
Now we’re going to alternate crossing over, one at a time, the legs. Keep that pressure on your fingertips. If you lose that pressure, basically you are not doing the exercise correctly, and your core muscles have given up. So if you lose that pressure, you may want to elevate your legs up a little bit higher to maintain that pressure on your fingertips again. The lower the legs go down, the harder it’s going to be. So, that’s the crossover exercise.
You’re going to do 40 of those in total. And just remember to get your legs in the correct position by feeling the small of your back with your fingertips. Tough little exercise, especially at this point of the workout, but very, very beneficial so practice this one, 40 in total. Good luck.