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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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Jot down a workout plan you can do when you have 10 to 15 minutes to yourself, from yoga positions to a set of 10 exercises - squats, lunges, jumping jacks, pushups, situps - that you can do for a minute apiece.
200 with eight RBI before he went on the disabled list May 4, said he's doing a lot of situps and back exercises and is waiting for the green light to start swinging.
But before you flop to the floor in a frenzy of situps, you should realise that traditional abdominal exercises, or full situps, can place excess strain on your lower back.
Try three sets of 15 squats, pushups, and situps, plus 3 sets of 30-second planks.
Examples include 100 pullups, 100 pushups, 100 situps and 100 squats - in succession.
I was just willing to do more pushups, more situps, to run harder.
It's just a matter of doing a lot of bench presses and squats, where with swimming it's more pushups and situps and jumps.
10 + 10 + 10 + 100-meter pushups squats situps hard run
They sprinted, did situps and pushups as Marcellin announced how much time remained.
Teen-agers have awakened at dawn to do pushups and situps.