Heel Drops

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Heel drops are a beginner lever lower ab exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Abdominals

Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Picture of Glutes

Glutes

Gluteal Muscles (Glutes) are one of the strongest muscles in the body and are the connecting point between your legs and back muscles. Glutes are used in a variety of actions from moving the leg to extending and rotating the hip, as well as extending and rotating the trunk of the body.

Exercise Instructions


heel drops - step 1

Step 1

Start by lying on your back and lifting your legs up, keeping your knees bent at a 90 degree angle.

heel drops - step 2

Step 2

While exhaling on the way down and pressing the small of your back against the floor, straighten your leg and lower your heel to the ground. Remember the further you extend your leg, the more weight your abdominal will bare and the harder the exercise will become.

heel drops - step 3

Step 3

Return your leg back to the starting position, alternate your legs and repeat the action.