Sit-Ups (Standard)

Performance Description
  1. Lie down on the ground (or bench).
  2. Bend the knees to a 45 degree angle.
  3. Position feet beneath a fixed object.
  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 arms connect with the upper thighs.
  6. Slowly lower the torso back down until the torso is just short of the floor and repeat.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6.
Primary Muscle(s)
Abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)
Secondary Muscle(s)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Major)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Psoas Minor)
Obliques (External Oblique)
Tertiary Muscle(s)
Hips (Iliopsoas: Iliacus)
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