Sit-Up

Calisthenics / Beginner

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Equipment Needed

My Performance

Sitewide Performance

  • All
  • Male
  • Female
  • 24 reps
    average reps
  • 266 reps
    best reps
  • 169
    times logged
  • #36
    popularity rank

Average Sitewide Sit-Up Reps

  • 25 reps
    average reps
  • 266 reps
    best reps
  • 136
    times logged
  • #34
    popularity rank

Average Male Sit-Up Reps

  • 15 reps
    average reps
  • 60 reps
    best reps
  • 21
    times logged
  • #41
    popularity rank

Average Female Sit-Up Reps

How to do the Sit-Up:

Muscles Worked

Abs primary Muscles diagram

Details

The sit-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the ...more

The sit-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the .

The only sit-up equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different sit-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of sit-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper sit-up form is easy with the step by step sit-up instructions, sit-up tips, and the instructional sit-up technique video on this page. The sit-up is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the sit-up video, learn how to do the sit-up, and then be sure and browse through the sit-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Intertwine your fingers behind your head to keep your hands together.
  2. Place your feet under a stationary object to help keep your feet from moving.
  3. You may bring your elbows forward as you raise yourself up and then bring them outward to the sides again when you are upright.

Variations

  1. Have a partner hold your feet against the floor to immobilize them.
  2. Alternate this sit-up exercise with alternating side sit-ups to add obliques to the routine.
  3. Increase the intensity of the workout by using your arms in a cross fashion to hold a weight plate against your chest.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation

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Equipment Needed

Tips

  1. Intertwine your fingers behind your head to keep your hands together.
  2. Place your feet under a stationary object to help keep your feet from moving.
  3. You may bring your elbows forward as you raise yourself up and then bring them outward to the sides again when you are upright.

Variations

  1. Have a partner hold your feet against the floor to immobilize them.
  2. Alternate this sit-up exercise with alternating side sit-ups to add obliques to the routine.
  3. Increase the intensity of the workout by using your arms in a cross fashion to hold a weight plate against your chest.

Types

  • Force Type: Pull
  • Mechanics Type: Isolation