Lie on your back with your feet up in the air directly above your hips. Keep your legs as straight as possible.
With your hands reaching out above your shoulders, slowly pull your head and shoulders off of the ground by reaching towards your feet as if you were trying to touch your toes.
Slowly drop your shoulders back to the mat. Do not rest your head on the ground until all repetitions are complete.
Toe Touch Crunches are an effective way to build abdominal strength and tone the stomach muscles.
This sit-up also increases flexibility through the hamstrings. Because this exercise requires a fair amount of baseline flexibility, it may be necessary to take small steps to achieve the full range of motion.
Once full range of motion is attained, increase the difficulty of the move by holding a dumbbell or medicine ball in your hands.