How to do Reach Throughs

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs, shoulders


Lay down on a mat or a towel on a flat surface. Draw your legs in by bending your knees to 90 degrees. Keep a gap between your legs wide enough for your arms to reach in between them. Reach up above your shoulders with your arms. From this start position, draw your belly button down towards the floor to engage your core, then contract your stomach muscles (abs) to raise up to a sit up and reach your arms through between your legs towards your feet. Then lower back down to the floor and repeat.

Keep your feet on the floor through out the movement and avoid the temptation to put your feet under something or asking a buddy to anchor your feet so that you can use your legs to help pull you up through the sitting up phase.

How to make Reach Throughs easier

Try our Abdominal Crunches and Reach Ups first as a way to build up to this exercise.

How to make Reach Throughs more challenging

From here move on to Sit-Ups and Supine Bicycle movements.

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