Sit-Ups (Decline)

Performance Description
  1. Anchor feet to decline device of choice (usually a decline bench).
  2. Slowly roll down to the starting position, the back should be slightly rolled (with the lower lumbars against the decline bench).
  3. Be sure to keep at least a slight bend at the knees.
  4. Cross arms over chest (left hand to right shoulder, right hand to left shoulder) or hands placed behind ears.
  5. Inhale, and in a smooth, controlled motion bring the torso up until the torso is at least perpendicular to the ground.
  6. Slowly lower the torso back down to the decline bench, exhaling throughout the movement.
  7. Repeat steps 4-5.
Primary Muscle(s)
Abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)
Secondary Muscle(s)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Major)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Minor)
Obliques (External Oblique)
Tertiary Muscle(s)
Hips (Tensor Fascia Lata)
Thighs (Quadriceps: Rectus Femoris)
Further Clarification
Things To Look Out For
Exercise Position(s)
Arms Over Chest, Fingers Behind Ears
Myth Busting
Exercise Variations
Considered An Exercise In The Following Categories