General Situp

The situp is a basic bodyweight exercise that strengthens the entire core region, more specifically the lower abdominals. The exercise also improves lower back strength.


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    Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your fingertips behind your ears with your elbows pointed out.
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    Without lifting your feet off the ground, curl your upper body upward toward your thighs. Keep your head in line with your body. Lower your upper body under control back to the ground.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid overusing your hip flexors. Focus on proper posture and using your core.
  • Don't lean forward with your head. Keep a natural head position.
  • Don't let your shoulders roll forward. Keep your chest up and shoulders back.