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This weeks request;
"I can't do sit ups, can you please give me tips"- anonymous
This a tricky one to give advice on without actually seeing it for myself. Anyone else struggle with sit ups? There a few ways of doing this. I'm guessing you want to gain strength in this movement for something specific or just simply toning your seasonal abs..
Negative training can get positive results if you can get in the right position. Negative training is all about controlling and focusing on the lengthening part of the movement which in this case is the movement going from sitting upright to lowering your torso back to the floor. If you struggle with gaining this upright position you can try with your feet anchored or wedged under something. Maybe use the sofa or someones feet. Still struggling?
The momentum trick!
Lying flat take your arms back overhead then swing them forward as you drive your torso upwards and forwards.
So you have your feet pinned down and you're creating huge amounts of momentum but not getting anywhere. What now? Create more momentum by adding a small weight to your hands. You could even get your team mate to help you into the position to go into negatives. If your belly gets in the way I suggest making your legs straighter so there's more room to move. If your back hurts then I'd recommend a different abdominal exercise preferably one that engages your bum muscles more.
Maybe you could try simply lying flat on your back and find a way to simply get up. It's called Zombie Burpees. Enjoy!
So you've cracked one of these versions to get to a desired position.
Try slowly lowering yourself back to a flat back position as slowly as possible. Slow enough that your just moving. Repetitions wise I'd keep them to a maximum of 25 per day with your best efforts each rep.
Practice these movements little and often over the next 3 weeks and see the gradual progress.
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