Plate Situps

Sit ups are not the best exercise for toning the abdominals. If you are looking to tone your mid section any form of crunches is likely a better option than any form of full sit-ups. If your fitness goal is to become stronger at sitting up, then sit-ups become a sport-specific functional exercise which is necessary for your training program. Plate situps take it a step further adding extra resistance as well as a shoulder press motion. The shoulder press can actually make the sit-ups easier but there will definitely be a failure point during these plate situps whether it is your abs/hip flexors or arms/shoulders is the only question. These plate situps can be performed during any workout for those looking to increase explosive sitting up power.

Medicine Ball Twist 6pack ab exercise videos six pack absEquipment Needed

Weight Plate


Abdominals (Rectus Abdominis)

Hip Flexors

Anterior Deltoids / Triceps




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