Sit-up

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Sit-up

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 up is the classic abdominal exercise. Although it isn't often done anymore, it's still an effective flexion-based exercise that you can perform to target your core.

The sit-up poses some risk, as opposed to crunches or stability ball crunches. Lower back pain is the most common complaint.

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

How to Do it

  1. Place your hands on your chest and place your head in a relaxed, supine position.
  2. Inhale, squeeze your abs, and lift your upper body off the floor.
  3. Slowly lower your body back to the original position once your torso has been perpendicular to it.
  4. Completion of the number of repetitions required.

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.
  3. Avoid placing your hands behind your head, as this can cause strain to the neck.

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