Sit Up Bench


Level: Intermediate
Regression: Regular sit-ups
Progression: Bicycle crunch

Lay on the incline abs bench in supine position with your middle and index finger placed on your temple and your elbows facing out. Bend your knees, put your feet under the bar. Squeeze your abdominal muscles.

How to do:

  1. Inhale and raise your head and shoulders of the bench;
  2. Hold this position for a few seconds and exhale;
  3. Lower your head and shoulders back to the bench.


Do not shrug your shoulders and keep your elbows out. Keep your abdominal muscles contracted throughout the exercise.
This exercise should be done under control and withoutswinging notion in your legs or torso.