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A simple test of abdominal strength.

▪ Sit down with your knees bent, hands on the top of your head, and feet flat on the floor. Slowly lower yourself backwards halfway to the floor. Time how long you can hold the position in reasonable comfort: 25 seconds or more is excellent; 15–24 seconds, good; 5–14 seconds, fair; less than 5 seconds, poor.

▪ Sit down with your knees bent, hands on the top of your head, and feet flat on the floor. Slowly lower yourself backwards halfway to the floor. Time how long you can hold the position in reasonable comfort: 25 seconds or more is excellent; 15–24 seconds, good; 5–14 seconds, fair; less than 5 seconds, poor.

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