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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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Kind of like the day my freshmen boys were doing situps in the weight room.
After his little demonstration of situps, Farah grabbed a Union Jack and took off for a victory lap.
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.
They also have to complete 44 press-ups, for men, in two minutes or less as well as 50 situps in two minutes or less.
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.
She trains twice a week and follows a tough regime of situps, press-ups and hill racing.
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.
To prepare for the rigors of his high-energy stage shows, Hammer runs five mile a day, dances for 2 1/2 hours, and then does 1,000 situps.
Examples include 100 pullups, 100 pushups, 100 situps and 100 squats - in succession.
That way, your 2010 New Year's resolutions can address something more than dieting and situps for a change.
Here's her top tips for fitness: # Get into a routine that works for you, like Lisa's favourite situps, ``because you can feel them working'' # Alternate your workouts, ``work on all body areas, not just one'' # Eat a balanced diet, ``I believe in maintaining a balance; Monday to Friday I eat healthy, weekends I enjoy myself'' Lisa's a fan of one of Race For Life's sponsors, Nivea, too, saying ``even with a hectic lifestyle I still find 5 minutes a day to cleanse, tone and moisturise my skin''.
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.