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Exercise Description

Main Target Muscles

Abs

Secondary Target Muscles

Obliques

Workout Type

Strength 

Gym Gear

Dumbbells, Kettlebell or None

Fitness Level

Beginner

Compound/Isolated

Isolated

Power Move 

Pull

Target Muscle Group: Abs

Sit-Ups Overview

Sit ups are one of the most effective and common exercises for abs. They work by using your body weight to tone and strengthen your abdominal muscles. Sit ups can also help to improve your posture and relieve back pain.

Sit-ups can be done as part of the ab exercise or total body workout.

How To Do It?

Simple Sit-ups

  1. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Place your hands behind your head and slowly curl your upper body towards your knees, keeping your lower back pressed firmly against the floor.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat.
  4. Completion of the number of repetitions required.

Sit-ups With Kettlebells

  1. Start by sitting on the ground with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place the kettlebell in front of you, between your legs.
  2. Lie back onto the ground, keeping your back straight. Reach forward and grab the kettlebell with both hands, keeping your arms straight.
  3. From this position, lift the kettlebell up overhead and then back down again behind your head.
  4. Reverse the motion, bringing the kettlebell back up overhead, and then sit all the way up, contracting your abs as you do so.
  5. Return to the starting position and repeat for 12-15 reps.

    Sit Up Tips

    1. To improve your mind-muscle connection, exhale as if you are blowing out candles.
    2. You can choose to do more anti-extension or anti-rotation movements if your lower back is bothering you.

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