Wide Crossover Toe Reaches

Wide Crossover Toe Reaches

  • Duration: 00:00:20
**Body Part/Parts Used:**
- Rectus Abdominis (Primary)
- Obliques (Secondary)

**Equipment Needed:**
- None, just a comfortable surface to lie on like a yoga mat.

- Intermediate

### Directions:
1. Lie on your back on a mat with your arms extended out to the sides, forming a T shape.

2. Lift your legs up to a 90-degree angle, keeping them as straight as possible. Your legs should be spread wide apart over your hips.

3. Engage your core and lift your upper body off the ground slightly.

4. Reach your right hand toward your left foot, crossing over your body. Try to touch your toe or get as close as you can.

5. Lower your upper body back down.

6. Now, reach your left hand toward your right foot, crossing over your body.

7. Lower your upper body back down.

8. That's one rep. Aim for a set of 10–15 reps or as many as you can perform with good form.

**What It Does & Benefits:**
The Wide Crossover Toe Reaches primarily target the rectus abdominis while engaging the obliques, providing a comprehensive abdominal workout. The exercise helps improve core strength and stability, enhancing functional movements in daily life and sport. The twisting movement helps target the obliques, giving your core a balanced workout. As it's a body-weight exercise, it's also easily accessible; you can do it anywhere without the need for special equipment.

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