Work Your Upper Abs
We are all familiar with the basic sit-up that we did in middle school P.E. class, but for those who need a refresher, here goes. Lie on the floor with your knees at a 90-degree angle and your feet on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest or put your hands on your head. Breathe in while lifting your shoulders off the ground like you're trying to touch your chest to your knees, making sure your ab muscles are doing all the work (a sore neck is an indicator that you are doing it wrong). Do not sit up all the way, as this is bad for your back. Breathe out and slowly lower yourself back to the ground. Repeat this process 10 to 30 times, depending on your fitness level, then rest for a few minutes before repeating. Three or four reps is best.