How to: Decline Sit-Up
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis
Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion
Equipment:Decline Ab Bench
- Start by lying flat on your back on a decline ab bench, with both feet firmly secured under the foot pads. Place your hands behind your earlobes and engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This is your starting position.
- Inhale. Exhale. Slowly lift your head, shoulder blades and torso off the bench. Continue to sit up until your torso almost touches your knees, ensuring that you lengthen your spine to sit up tall.
- Inhale. Slowly release your torso to return to the starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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