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Scissor Cross

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep back flat
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time

Scissor Cross

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your hands underneath your butt, palms down.Spread your legs several inches past shoulder width and raise them a foot into the air. Raise your head several inches off the ground, chin to your chest.

  1. 1 Keeping your legs elevated, criscross them back and forth, alternating one over the other. Establish a breathing pattern so that you are exhaling on each cross.
  2. 2 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.