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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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A university study showed that Perfect Situp delivers 180% better low abdominal contraction than a regular crunch.
It can be more of a pain like doing situps when you are struggling to do the last few.
And whenever we watch TV we just do situps or pushups during the commercials and it's not like we really need to get all thinner or something, we're just keeping in shape in a good way and so we can wear bathing suits in Hawaii'" (p.
Experts recommend that you avoid weight training, situps and exercises where you have to lie on your back after the first trimester because doing so can reduce blood flow and oxygen to the baby.
He's lost 53 pounds from his 6-foot frame, an achievement he attributes to a routine of 200 situps, pushups, knee-bends and toe-touches done in stints throughout the day, but it seems equally possible that the prison food and the emotional jolt of a life sentence might be just as responsible for his gaunt appearance.
There are also standards for press-ups, situps, and squat thrusts, swimming and a 274-metre run.
The department tests candidates for flexibility, the amount of push-ups and situps performed in a certain time frame, and the completion of a 1.
Situps, pushups, moving many boxes of books, and squatting repeatedly are examples of muscular endurance activities.
The drug is Lipitor[R], and the commercial shows a physically-fit, middle-aged man who does push ups, situps, and swims laps every day, but his cholesterol is 258.
In my view, they ought to scrap the current PT test (pushups, situps, run) for a four-mile march with a standard uniform and weapon.
For people suffering from osteoporosis, abdominal crunches, situps and other common exercises that bend the spine can cause back pain or, worse yet, result in spinal fractures.