1. Lie on your back with your knees up and your feet on the ground.
2. Put your right hand on your left shoulder and your left hand on your right shoulder.
3. Try to make your elbows touch your knees and then lower yourself back into starting position. Do this as many times as you can.
The curl-ups make your abdominal muscles stronger, which helps in the curl-up test. Curl-ups are aneorobic.
You can use your thumb to touch each of the other fingers in your hand.
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