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"Lay down flat on the mat. I’m gonna stand above your head, and I want you to grab my ankles. Next, keep your legs straight and lift them up to me. When your legs reach my face, I'm gonna throw them back down to the floor as hard as I can. We will keep doing this until you can’t do anymore. This is totally gonna shred your abs!”

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Scenario sound familiar? Most likely you have seen or have even tried this exercise at one time in your exercise career. The movement is usually done with the intention of targeting the lower abdominal muscles and/or the "v-cut." What most people don't know is that this exercise does none of this.

Read on to learn the scary truth about this exercise and how you are putting yourself at risk for injury every time you do it.



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