After an intense core strengthening session with your trainer, your abs are so sensitive, it can even hurt to laugh. So here's a relaxing stretch you can do to lengthen your abdominal muscles, and relieve tension in your middle.
For instructions on how to do this stretch,
- Lie on the floor on your back. Extend your arms overhead.
- Keeping your bum on the floor, lift your belly up to the ceiling and slide your shoulder blades an inch or so closer to your hips. Keep your upper back on the floor as you arch through your lower back.
- Stay like this for 30 seconds, reaching your hands and feet away from each other.
- Then release your lower back to the floor and sit up.