Upper ab Strengthening

SUPINE TRUNK CURL – SIT UP

Purpose:

Strengthen upper abdominal muscles (internal oblique & rectus abdominis)

Position:

Back lying with legs out straight

Option:

Place a pillow under your knees

Method

Level 1:

With your arms out in front of your body, bring chin to chest and slowly curl your trunk as you come toward a sitting position

  • Option 1: Just lift head and shoulders off floor.

  • Option 2: Raise your upper body and come to a sitting position.

Level 2:

With your arms folded on your chest, bring chin to chest, and slowly curl your trunk as you come to a sitting position.

Maintain the curl throughout the movement.

Level 3:

With your hands on top of your head, bring chin to chest and slowly curl your trunk as you come to a sitting position.

Maintain the curl throughout the movement.