How to: Straight-Leg Sit-Up
Primary Muscles Used:Abs, Rectus Abdominis
Exercise Families:Trunk Flexion
- Start by lying straight on your back on the floor, with both arms extended above your head. Engage your abdominal muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This is your starting position.
- Keeping your heels firmly planted on the floor, slowly lift your head, shoulder blades, and torso off of the floor. Ensure that it is your abdominals that initiate the movement, and that you do not use your arms to ‘swing’ your torso up.
- As you sit up, reach forwards with your hands and touch your toes (or the action of). Slowly release your arms and torso to return to starting position. Repeat for the specified number of repetitions.
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* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.