Sit-Up Exercise Variations To Get A Flat Tummy

1. Hands To Heels
Hands To Heels

Lie down on a mat. Keep your knees flexed, feet flat on the floor, and legs hip-width apart. Extend your hands above your head and keep them shoulder-width apart. Make sure your lower back is in a posterior tilt. Exhale and push your upper body up. Simultaneously, swing your hands from above your head to the side of your heels. Inhale and roll back down to the starting position. Do not tuck your chin. Keep your gaze diagonally up at the ceiling. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

2. Straight Leg Sit-Ups
Straight Leg Sit-Ups

Lie down on the floor. Keep your legs hip-width apart, and hands above your head, and look up at the ceiling. This is the starting position. Exhale and pull your upper body up into a sitting position. Keep your hands extended above your head. Inhale and roll back down on the mat. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

3. Butterfly Sit-Ups

Butterfly Sit-Ups

Butterfly Sit-Ups

Sit on a mat. Keep your knees flexed and feet flat on the floor. Open your thighs and place the sole of your right foot against the sole of the left foot. Roll down slowly on the mat. Extend your hands above your head, and look up at the ceiling. This is the starting position. Exhale and pull your upper body up into a sitting position. Simultaneously, swing your hands from above your head to just beyond your toes. Inhale and slowly roll back down to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

4. V-Ups
V-Ups

Lie down on a mat. Keep your legs together, hands extended above your head, and your spine in a posterior tilt. Lift both your legs and the upper body simultaneously. Try to touch your toes. Keep your gaze diagonally up at the ceiling. Inhale and roll back to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

5. Weighted Sit-Ups
Weighted Sit-Ups

You can do this using a dumbbell or a plate. Sit down on a mat. Keep your legs hip-width apart, feet flat on the floor, spine straight, and shoulders relaxed. Hold the weight with both hands and lift it just above your head. Make sure your elbows are slightly bent. Roll back slowly. Make sure your spine is flat on the floor, and your hands are right above your head. This is the starting position. Exhale and sit up. Do not lift your legs off the floor. Keep your back straight. Do not tuck your chin. Look diagonally up at the ceiling. Inhale and go back to the starting position. Do 3 sets of 8 reps.

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