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If your after professional yet affordable training Opportunity Fitness has classes for you. Try our Personal Training Coogee or Personal Training in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

Level 2 - Online Fitness Training

Beginners Sit up

Sit ups develop strength in the Rectus Abdominals and the assisting hip flexor muscles. The beginner sit ups are a progression from level 1 core exercises that produce little spinal movement. In the beginners sit up, spinal flexion occurs. Once comfortable and pain free in this movement, a change in hand position and range of motion of the movement gives you the standard sit up

Sit ups shouldn't be performed with the feet hooked under an object or with an assistant holding onto them. This enables the hip flexor muscles to produce the majority of the movement. Instead cross your feet or allow your knees to hang slightly this will increase the activation of the rectus abdominis.

Functional Benefit

The Rectus Abdominals counter the forces produced by the gluteus maximus and erector spinae during running or exercises like supermans. Abdominal strength is a key component of preventing tight hip flexors, and is important in maintaining core position during bridges positions

Exercise Technique Tips - Beginners Sit up

Focus on using the abdominal and relaxing the neck

Curl up and forward, you should feel like you're squashing something with you're abdominals

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Personal Training Locations -

Coogee, Maroubra, Rushcutter's Bay, Queens Park, Centennial Park, Bronte 

Phone: 0401 396 722 

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