Sit up exercise is by far the most popular abdominal bodyweight exercise and can be performed anywhere without any gym equipment.

They’re a great addition for those that want to build, strengthen and define their core muscles.

With so many different variations of the sit-up, they are also ideal for helping prevent workout boredom.

Sit Ups Exercise How To

  • Lay on your back with both feet bent at 90 degrees.
  • Place both hands beside your head, making sure to not interlock fingers behind the neck.
  • Lift the torso as you bring the chest towards your thighs.  Exhale fully.
  • Lower back into starting position, inhale and repeat.

Form and Technique

For situps, do not pull on neck or use neck muscles to sit up as this can lead to straining.

Avoid using momentum to ‘bounce’ through the movement as well and instead, sit up using purely muscular strength.

VariationsWeighted Sit Ups, Decline Sit Ups

Routine for Strength:  5 sets x AMRAP (30 secs rest between sets)

Routine for Muscle Gains: 5 sets x AMRAP (45-60 secs rest between sets)

Sit Ups

How To Do Sit Ups