Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the sit up exercise. You can also check out some more abs exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Sit Up
To perform a set of sit up:
Lie supine on a mat with your hands across your chest, knees bent,
and feet on the ground anchored by a partner or bench. The trunk should be in a neutral
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Maintain the netural position of your trunk as you drive
your knees toward your chest to pull your whole trunk off the ground together. It is important for your
feet to be well anchored and to breathe normally throughout the entire movement.
Pause at the top position for a 1sec count while squeezing your
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Lower your whole trunk back to the ground, under
control, without losing its neutral postion. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of sit up repetitions before resting.
This completes one set of sit up.