This exercise is a variation on the teaser prep. It adds an endurance component to the lower abdominals
To do this exercise you will need a mat. Start by lying on your back with your legs in a tabletop position. Inhale as you reach your fingertips to the ceiling and then exhale as you lift your head, neck, and shoulders. Continue exhaling as you roll through the spine and straighten your legs to find a vee position. Inhale here and then exhale as you lower your legs towards the ground 4 inches and then lift them again. Repeat this 4 times, and then inhale in the vee position and exhale as you roll through the spine and bend your knees. Repeat the entire series 3 times.
Things to think about
If you have osteoporosis, do this exercise by staying in the vee position and completing the leg lift and lowers.
The abdominal work as you lower your legs is quite challenging. Be sure that you are exhaling and concentrating on hollowing the abdominals as you lower the legs.