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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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Range of Motion Sensor(TM): The Perfect Situp solves the commonly asked question, "How far do I need to go up?
While a good physical training program should exercise the four components of fitness, it does not always have to be just running, pushups, or situps.
Right now, most units do the same thing every day--pushups, situps, and run--because that's what's on the PT test.
If someone with varicose veins is doing situps or weight lifting, the additional pressure causes backwards flow of blood which, in time, will worsen the condition of the varicose veins.
Well, I tell ya, ol' Roscoe's really been doing situps under parked cars again.
I still have nightmares from my attempt to get into the exercise thing by doing a few leisurely situps.
Male subjects (n = 104) performed the tasks of hill run, horizontal bar, parallel bars, rope-climbing, 3000m run, obstacle course and dynamometer grip, whereas female subjects (n = 80) performed the tasks of hill run, rope-hanging, situps, 2000m run, obstacle course, and dynamometer grip.
Try exercises such as situps to increase tone if abdominal distention is a problem.
Available for Android phones, iPhones and iPads, the suite consists of four motion-activated apps, including: PullUps, PushUps, SitUps and Squats.
Exercises include pushups, situps, jumping jacks and accelerated running and sprints.
In his own bit of Boltesque showmanship, Farah plopped down on his back and did a few situps.
There are probably a hundred different things we do, but the typical ones are pull-ups, pushups, air squats, barbell movements, kettlebell swings, weighted squats with a medicine ball, gymnastic movements - rings, muscle ups, handstands - box jumps and core work like situps and L-sit holds," Brost said.