incline board sit-ups

Muscle Groups

abs upper abs
Incline board sit-ups is an advanced variation of the traditional sit-up exercise that adds an extra challenge to the upper abdominal muscles and the hip flexors. To perform this exercise, you will need an incline board with an adjustable angle that can be set between 30 and 45 degrees, and an exercise mat to lie down on. Begin by positioning yourself on the board with your head at the top and your feet secured under the foot paddles. Cross your arms over your chest or place your hands behind your head, and exhale as you lift your upper body towards your knees. Inhale as you lower yourself back down to the starting position, but do not allow your shoulders to touch the board. Repeat for a set of 8-12 repetitions. Incline board sit-ups not only targets the upper abs and the hip flexors, but it also engages the lower abs and the obliques. This exercise may be challenging for beginners, so it is important to start with a low angle and gradually increase the incline as your core strength improves. Make sure to maintain proper form throughout the exercise by keeping your chin off your chest, your lower back pressed against the board, and your abs engaged. If you experience any discomfort or strain in your back or neck, stop the exercise and consult with a fitness professional.