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How to do sit ups properly and how to breathe properly ?

Diana Whitt asked this question Jun 12th, 2012 5:38 pm

I can not breathe and try to concentrate on the sit ups at the same time , is there an easy way to do this? also, how do I place my arms so I can raise up?

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Tracey Mallett

When performing a classic crunch, it’s best to rest your hands behind the head with the elbows bent. Knees are bent with the heels inline with the sit bones. As you lift your head, neck, and shoulders off the floor, exhale and draw your abs towards the spine to activate the deep abdominal muscles. It does take practice but after a while it will come second nature. Remember if you don’t breathe the deep abdominals to do not activate which are responsible for making your abs flat.

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posted on Jul 16th, 2012 2:17 pm