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Abdominals Sit Ups

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep your eyes on the ceiling
  • Contract your abs during the whole exercise

Abdominals Sit Ups

This exercise targets your middle and upper abdominals and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Middle and Upper Abdominals


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Middle and Upper Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Middle and Upper Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Lightly clasp your fingers behind your neck, elbows straight out.

  1. 1 Exhaling, lift your shoulders and head off the floor to crunch up towards your knees. Do not bring your lower body off the floor or pull on your neck. Your elbows will come in slightly.
  2. 2 Hold for a two count, then inhale and lower your body back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.