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Right shoulder joint from the front.

sit-up

exercise of abdominal muscles, in which the subject lying on the floor raises the upper body towards vertical before lowering again; importantly, for safety, should be performed with knees bent to approximate right angle, when the target becomes touching of elbows to knees. aka trunk curl although this term is sometimes reserved for the particular case where chin is pressed against chest during the upper-body elevation.
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SUCCESS: Captain Ian Flannery completing 4,267 sit-ups at Camp Bastion
Subjects performed the same four measurements before and after a bout of sit-ups to task failure.
It is after this that you the real can start on the sit-ups and reap the real benefits.
The lower-body drills I don't find too hard, but doing sit-ups on a stability ball is a lot tougher on the Pineapple than on a gym floor.
Two days before your test, perform one set of push-ups followed by sit-ups with a two-minute rest in between.
Don't try and run a marathon or do 50 sit-ups straight off in your first week.
I try and stretch all the time and do some sit-ups and push-ups.
The court also found no constitutional violation in the alleged lack of ability to exercise while in the county jail, since he could have done sit-ups or push-ups in his cell and was only in jail for 30 days.
Their workout includes splits, back bends, sit-ups, and handstand/push-up combinations, Nomin adds.
My mom told me to do sit-ups to strengthen my stomach muscles.