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Sit-Up

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Sit-Up Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Lie down on the floor placing your feet either under something that will not move or by having a partner hold them. Your legs should be bent at the knees.
  2. Place your hands behind your head and lock them together by clasping your fingers. This is the starting position.
  3. Elevate your upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Breathe out when performing this part of the exercise.
  4. Once you feel the contraction for a second, lower your upper body back down to the starting position while inhaling.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variations:

  • This exercise can be performed with a weighted plate being held by both arms resting on the chest. The way to perform this exercise is to cross your arms by making an X and grabbing the weighted plate. Note: Your hands will no longer be behind your head.
  • This variation may be difficult to perform at first so start out using little to no weights until you feel comfortable with the movements.



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Jul 2, 2014 12:15 PM: One of all time warm up exercise for Abs for Pros and must for beginners.



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Jun 29, 2014 8:55 AM: i will do 10sets of 100reps throw out the day it splitup



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Nov 5, 2013 7:52 AM: Far better abdominal exercises than this one out there.



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Aug 8, 2013 11:09 PM: Excellent.



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8/10

Apr 12, 2013 3:37 PM: I start getting pain in my lower back as i do 3 sets of 20 reps, hard to do more than 20-30.

any suggestions



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Sep 5, 2012 8:57 PM: try this exercise 6 days in a week and 10 set each with 10 repetition.... i can bet you, your abbs will become as strong as steel in just 3 months.try this out



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10/10

Aug 26, 2011 7:12 PM: one of the best workouts you can possibly do for abs. I truly believe they are very essential and ditto to the guy below me. If done right they do not mess up anything.



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May 25, 2011 10:04 PM: I don't care what ppl say about it being bad for your back and neck. I've been doing these for years and never experienced pain or any other problems in my neck or back. Ppl just need to man up and do some freakin situps



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Jun 18, 2010 12:19 PM: niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee



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Feb 4, 2010 9:24 AM: I read somewhere that this is horrible for the lower back. Cause it puts allot of pressure on the lower back.



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