Hovering Situp

  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Type Strength Training
  • Equipment No Equipment
  • Body parts Abs, Hips

The hovering situp is a compound and multi-joint core-strengthening exercise that targets the abdominals and hip flexor regions.

Instructions

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    Start by sitting on your backside with your legs extended, and your feet and upper back off the floor. Place your hands behind your head for support and balance.
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    Use your abs to crunch up as you simultaneously bring your knees toward your chest. Pause, and then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Do not place too much tension behind your head or initiate the crunching movement with your elbows.
  • Do not round your upper back.
  • Lower your body with control, and don't allow your upper back or feet to touch the floor during the exercise.

Advanced variations