Primary Muscle Group(s): Abdominals
Secondary Muscle Group(s):
1. Lie back on an incline board set at an angle of your choosing. Hook your feet under the pad to secure your body. Keep your knees slightly bent. You can either place your hands behind your head or crossed in front of your body.
2. Slowly curl your body upwards to your knees and slowly descend back down. Repeat.
3. Keep the movement fluent, slow, and controlled.
The incline sit up is a superb ab builder. This exercise has been the staple of bodybuilders, athletes, and weekend warriors for ages. There’s good reason, it works.
This exercise hits the entire ab region from top to bottom. The sit up can be done on the floor, or on an incline bench. Beware, the incline sit up is a little more difficult.
Press play to view an instructional video on how to properly perform the incline sit up.
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