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sit

(sĭt)
v. sat (săt), sitting, sits
v.intr.
1. To rest with the torso vertical and the body supported on the buttocks.
2.
a. To rest with the hindquarters lowered onto a supporting surface. Used of animals.
b. To perch. Used of birds.
3. To cover eggs for hatching; brood.
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For example, as you sit up, bring your right shoulder (or elbow, if your hands are behind your head) toward your left knee, then reverse.
The burly college lecturer, who teaches the Access to the Military Course at Solihull College, managed to complete 211 sit ups in five minutes with a 50lb weight on his chest.
At about 80 punches per person per minute, the total for the 60 fundraisers will be 2,073 million punches, with some 345,000 sit ups, 17,280 squats and 17,280 push ups.
The Pumpkin Boot Camp includes an hour-long workout using pumpkins to do sit ups, push ups, shoulder raises, an obstacle course relay, followed by a Pumpkin power lift.
WHAT IS IT: Sit ups help strengthen the muscles in your midsection and improve your physique.