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Sit Up

Sit-ups target and strengthen your core, specifically your abdominal muscles, improving stability. Each sit-up effort builds endurance over time as you lift your body using your core.
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Sit Up instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Lie flat on your back on the floor or on a yoga mat with your legs bent at the knees.
2
Place your hands lightly on either side of your head. Don't lock your fingers behind your head.
3
Contract your abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button to your spine.
4
Lift your body up towards your knees, using your abs and not your neck or shoulders.
5
Lower your body back down to the starting position and repeat for the programmed number of reps. Remember not to use your neck or arm strength to pull your body up.
Lie flat on your back on the floor or on a yoga mat with your legs bent at the knees.
Place your hands lightly on either side of your head. Don't lock your fingers behind your head.
Contract your abdominal muscles by drawing in your belly button to your spine.
Lift your body up towards your knees, using your abs and not your neck or shoulders.
Lower your body back down to the starting position and repeat for the programmed number of reps. Remember not to use your neck or arm strength to pull your body up.
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