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Situps: How to Do Them Correctly

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  • A situp is a bodyweight exercise consisting of lying down on the floor and curling your torso toward your thighs by using your rectus abdominis muscle
  • To understand how a situp can benefit your health, you must first learn what muscles are involved in this exercise
  • Learn about the different types of situps, and how to do them properly to help prevent injuries and maximize your workout results

This is a story all too familiar to plenty of people — you see your favorite movie star with rock-hard abs and think to yourself, "I'm going to get those too!" Over the next few days, you proceed to do nothing but situps, hoping to get your own six-pack, only to injure yourself and quit.


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