Scissor Cross

Scissor Cross

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep back flat
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group


Secondary Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to 5 Days a Week



Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your hands underneath your butt, palms down.Spread your legs several inches past shoulder width and raise them a foot into the air. Raise your head several inches off the ground, chin to your chest.

  1. Keeping your legs elevated, criscross them back and forth, alternating one over the other. Establish a breathing pattern so that you are exhaling on each cross.
  2. Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.