If you've ever hung around the mats at the gym, you'll certainly have seen people doing heel touches. Lying on the floor with your legs bent and alternating your hands to touch your heels is harder than it sounds. In fact, heel touches are a key part of many workouts…
Yet you might be wondering…. What are the benefits of heel touches? What muscles do heel touches use? And, most importantly, how do you perform heel touches correctly?
As with any exercise, getting the most benefit out of heel touches comes with mastering correct form.
So, let's get started!
Put simply, heel touches are a calisthenics based, ab and oblique focused workout move. A variation on the classic crunch movement, heel touches involve lying down and contracting muscles in your midsection to reach alternating hands out to touch your heels one at a time.
As we go into detail on each step of mastering this movement it might be useful to practice yourself on a yoga mat or carpet.
The benefits of heel touches are many…
So what are you waiting for?
Get on the floor and complete a set of heel touches now! This is a truly effective ab exercise which can be completed from anywhere with some floor space.
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