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Summer asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 months ago

Do sit ups count if you extend your feet?

If you cross cross your arms while performing sit ups but you can't do it alone without extending your legs up in order to complete the sit up, is that considered doing it correctly?

Update:

I meant to say in order to get up you swing your body up by extending your legs to swing your upper body up then you bend your knees while your up so like your compensating.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    If you are using your legs to help raise your body, then your abs/core are not doing all the work. The point of situps are to work your abdominals. Switch to crunches instead, as once you sit up past around 45°, your abs aren't doing the lifting anymore anyway so part of that motion to sit straight up, is wasted.

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    Even better, look up some standing ab workouts, and various types of planks. Better for your core and not as hard on your back.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There's not some great cosmic scorekeeper who checks to see if you're doing it right. 

  • 2 months ago

    its,....harder with your feet extended...so yes

  • Petter
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There are no rules to doing situps. Anyhting goes, basically, unless you are going for Guiness World Record or something. Then I'm sure they got rules.

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