Crossed-arms Situp

The cross-armed situp is a basic core-strengthening exercise that targets the lower abdominals and hip flexors. Performing the exercise with crossed arms encourages proper spinal alignment and neck positioning.


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    Lie on your back with your knees bent, and feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms across your chest.
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    Without lifting your feet off the ground, curl your upper body up toward your thighs. Keep your head in line with your body. Pause then lower your upper body with control back to the ground.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't initiate the movement with your shoulders. Instead, focus on rising up by contracting your abs.
  • Keep your abs contracted while pausing at the top of the rep.
  • Avoid momentum by working at a controlled pace.