Sit-Ups (Abs) – Exercise Guide

Muscles worked: Abdominal

Equipment needed: None


  1. Lie down with your back on the floor and knees bent.
  2. Secure your feet under something, so they don’t lift off the floor while performing the exercise.
  3. Place your hands at the sides or behind your head. This will be the starting position.
  4. While breathing out, elevate your upper body until it is perpendicular to the floor.
  5. Pause and contract your abs at the top of the movement.
  6. Slowly return to the starting position while breathing in.
  7. Repeat the process for the recommended reps.

Variations/How To

Add Resistance

You can add resistance by holding a weight plate against your chest. If you don’t want to hold onto weights while performing the exercise, you could do the sit-ups on a decline bench with a slow, and controlled motion to target the abdominals.

Alternate Exercises for Sit-Ups

Decline Crunch


Ab Crunch Machine

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