Lying Heel Touch

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Abdominals
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Other

Lying Heel Touch Instructions

  • Lie down on the floor with your knees bent at 45-degrees and your arms at your side. 
  • Your low back is pinned on the floor with your core properly engaged. 
  • Your neck is in a neutral position looking towards the sky. 
  • Raise your upper back and arms off the ground slightly. 
  • Take a breath out then "curl" your abdominals up.
    • Imagine curling the bottom of your sternum towards your hips.
    • Your abs should feel as if they are being sucked inward.
  • Keeping this tight core position, take your right hand to your right heel. 
  • Feel the contraction in your obliques. 
  • Keep your low back pinned against the floor. 
  • Rhythmically transition from side to side. 


  • Keep your legs passive throughout the movement. 
  • Don't reach with your arms, control the movement with your obliques.  
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