Bent-Leg Sit Up
How to: Bent-Leg Sit Up
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis
Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion
- Start by lying flat on your back on a yoga mat. Bend your knees and position your feet firmly on the mat and place your hands behind your earlobes. Engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Keeping your heels firmly planted on the floor, slowly lift your head, shoulder blades, and torso off the floor. Lengthen your spine to sit up tall.
- Inhale. Slowly lower your torso, shoulder blades and head to the mat to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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