Using an ab mat is to make you focus on abdominal muscles and not just your hip flexors. Butterfly situps are an efficient way of getting up off the ground from a laying position. You can use your arms for further momentum to be able to get up off the ground in the lying position in a seated position. Start (as below) by placing feet close together with the ab mat underneath the lumbar curvature of your spine.
Power hands forward to start gaining momentum.
Continue the movement forwards.
To complete the repetition, touch the ground in front of toes.
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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