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Sit Up Variations

What it does?

Sit ups are one of the most popular exercises for strengthening your abdominal muscles. There are lots of variations you can perform so check out some here.

What you need?

Exercise mat, medicine ball, swiss ball

How do you do it?

- Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet flat on the floor
- Begin to lift your shoulders off the floor and move up towards your knees
- Pause briefly at the top and then lower yourself back down to the floor
- Repeat this movement 10-15 times for one set
- Do 3 sets - Hold a medicine ball, dumbbell or weight for extra difficulty
- Perform a twist at the top to train the obliques

Key Points

- Keep your lower back flat on the floor during the movement
- Let your abdominals control the movement
- Breathe out as you go up and in as you go down



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