The Straight Leg Sit-Up is an excellent exercise to strengthen your abdominals. You may load the exercise with dumbbells or plates for an increased training effect without the need for excessive repetitions as commonly necessary with abdominal crunches.
- Lie down on the floor with your legs straight and arms perpendicular to the rest of your body.
- Contract your abdominals while keeping length in your spine as your torso ascends from the floor.
- Your hands should be overhead with your torso in a tall seated position.
- Lower with control as you return to the floor before lightly releasing your abdominals and repeating the exercise.