Sprinter Sit Ups

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Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: -
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

The sprinter sit-ups are a core-strengthening variation of the standard sit-ups that help stretch your hips, making them stronger along with the abs allowing for more effective abs training. These are an ideal exercise for athletes because they help in developing your hip and ab strength thereby letting you run faster.

Sprinter Sit Ups Exercise Information

  • Alternative Names: -
  • Type: Strength
  • Experience Level: Beginner, intermediate
  • Equipment: Body only
  • Muscles Targeted: Abs, hips, lower back
  • Mechanics: Compound
  • Average Number of Sets: 3-4 with 10-15 reps each
  • Variations: None
  • Alternative: None

How to do Sprinter Sit-Ups

Sprinter Sit Ups

Initiate the movement by explosively sitting up as far as possible, driving your right arm forward and drawing the left knee to your chest so that it looks like the sprinting motion of an athlete.

Tips

  • Do not rest your upper body or legs when you are reversing the motion by switching your arm and leg.
  • Make sure that you engage your abdominal muscles and not your lower back throughout the movement.

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