Monday, June 13, 2011
The Reverse Sit
There is a constant debate between coaches professionals about the effectiveness of sit-ups and the potential danger associated with this exercise. Sit-ups can be very effective in developing beautiful abdominal muscles, but for people who have problems associated with lumbar spine and weakness in the midsection, these exercises can pose a significant risk of injury. An effective alternative would be the reverse sit-up. It's just a sit executeed in reverse.
How to execute a sit inverted
* Start by sitting with your knees bent and your feet resting on the ground,
just as you would if you were to do a sit-conventional.
* Place your hands on your chest to increase the degree of difficulty, behind
the ears and slowly lower your torso to the ground.
* Try to roll your spine on the floor starting with the lumbar region and
progressing slowly toward the middle and upper regions of your back.
* Try to have 5 or 10 seconds while you let yourself down on the floor - the
rhythm is the key to fitness of your abs.
* Ask a partner to take you back to the starting position and use your arms
to come back - you should focus your efforts on the downswing.