Sit Up Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Bodyweight
  • Isolation
  • Pull (Bilateral)
  • Beginner
  • None
Abs Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Sit Up Instructions

  1. Lay supine in a relaxed position with your knees up and hands across your chest.
  2. Exhale and squeeze your abs as you curl your upper body off the floor.
  3. Once your torso is perpendicular to the floor, slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.
  4. Complete for the assigned number of repetitions.

Sit Up Tips

  1. Exhale hard like you’re blowing out candles on a cake and hold the contraction for a second in order to improve mind muscle connection.
  2. If your lower back bothers you during this exercise, choose more anti extension and anti rotation based movements.
  3. Avoid putting the hands behind the head as this can lead to excess strain upon the neck.