The Sit-up

Basic Description of the Sit-Up: Moving the center of mass from a seated position to a reclined position and back to a seated position

This is a gif animated image of an athlete performing a Sit-Up

Performing the Sit-up

  1. Sit on the floor with the soles of the shoes touching, legs butterflied out to the side
  2. Take a towel, pillow, sweater or AbMat and place it on the ground behind the bottom
  3. Sit back so the object fills the void of the lower back with the ground
  4. Bring the arms overhead while lowering to the ground and touch the floor behind
  5. Using the arms, sit up and touch the feet in front so the torso is at a 90 degree angle to the hip

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