Somewhat of a forgotten exercise situps still have a place in your exercise program under certain circumstances. The reason why crunches are often recommended over situps is because they do a better job of isolating the abdominals without putting stress on the lower back and overly involving the hip flexors. Overworking the hip flexors, making them overly tight can present a potentially dangerous muscle imbalance for the sedentary population. If this is not a concern and you need to be able to get up from the ground fast situps can be used in at any point in your workout program. Because the hip flexors work so much during situps it is helpful to perform an exercise which helps lengthen them directly afterwards such some dynamic flexibility lower body stretches.


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Target Muscle(s)

Rectus Abdominis

Hip Flexors




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