Butterfly Sit-Ups

Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sit-ups with butterfly legs
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: None
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, neck, chest, lower back
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 10-12 reps each, 30-40 sec rest
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The butterfly sit-ups, often used by gym trainees to develop a chiseled, six-pack ab, are a simple variation of sit-ups suitable for beginners. Since these sit-ups involve bracing your abs and flexing your trunk at the same time, these are considered to be one of the most effective exercises that work the rectus abdominis muscle.

Butterfly Sit-Ups Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: Sit-ups with butterfly legs
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Equipment: None
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, neck, chest, lower back
  • Mechanics: Isolation
  • Average Number of Sets: 2-3 with 10-12 reps each, 30-40 sec rest
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

Benefits

  • Allows you to move your torso more forward and closer to the pelvis, unlike the other sit-ups.
  • Helps you get a full contraction, increasing strength and improving muscle-growth.

How to do Butterfly Sit-Ups

Butterfly Sit Ups

Tips

  • Make sure that you lift your upper body from the lower position in one fluid motion without using any momentum.
  • Lower your torso slowly because the slower your movement, the more you will be able to engage your abdominal muscles.

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