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  1. Nessa

    Nessa Silver Member

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    what is the proper way to do sit up's? i always done them with my feet tucked under a bit of furniture and done them like that but my boyfriend said that's wrong and showed me how he do them, which i am not sure that's the right way either?

    how do you guys do them? if you do them.....
     
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    the old fashioned way is not to have your feet tucked in but gym instructor said to me that if you tuck your feet under a sofa or something like that it is safer and less likely to cause injury. The best way is to do it with a fitball tho! xx
     
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    Russiandoll Carpe diem

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    ... also, don't tuck your chin into your chest. Keep your eyes on the ceiling (where have I heard that experssion before? :eek:)
     
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    I really struggle to do sit ups, i hurt my back last year and i don't want to do it again! I have got a yoga dvd and they do them backwards on there! I find it a lot easier with no neck or back strain! You can make them easy or harder as you progress too.

    Sit on the floor with knees raised and feet flat. Gently lower yourself back, as if you were going to lay down. When you feel the pull in your tummy hold it. Then sit up and repeat. It does get easier so, lay further back or lift your feet off the floor. When you are really strong, stretch your legs out in front and lift off the floor, then slowly lay back. OUCHH!!!!
     
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    Bea Back on the wagon!

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    I have to say I swear by the calanetics ...se this link which gives a bit more detail Health Center 4

    They are just gentle curving exercises.....but sooooo effective...;) you can buy the DVD on ebay for a few pounds....
     
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