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Exercise: "Reaching Medicine Ball Sit-ups" by Sruthan Wants Abs

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Medicine Ball Sit-ups should be performed with a weight of medicine ball enough to provide resistance and to challenge you to near failure between 8-15 reps. Lie on your back and raise your legs with hips and knees bent so that thighs are perpendicular to the ground while calves are parallel to the ground. Cross your ankles if it feels more comfortable or makes the position feel more stable.

Keeping your legs in the same position thoughout the reps, perform sit-ups using your upper abs, holding the medicine ball lower near your chest with elbows bent in the lower position, and as you reach the top of the sit-up, straighten your elbows and push the ball upwards to enhance the contraction on the upper abdominals. Hold the isometric (same position) at the top of the sit-up for a count of two, then lower your torso and ball back near the ground. Do not rest your weight on the floor at the bottom of the movement because you want to keep a constant tension on the muscles throughout all reps.

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Reaching Medicine Ball Sit-ups is included in these workouts:


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