Ab Mat Sit-up

Ab Mat Sit Up


This exercise is called an ab mat sit-up. It involves using an ab mat to support the lower back while performing a sit-up, which targets the abdominal muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Ab Mat Sit-up Instructions

  1. Start by lying down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place the ab mat underneath your lower back, just above your tailbone.
  3. Interlock your fingers behind your head and engage your core muscles.
  4. Slowly lift your upper body off the ground, curling your shoulders towards your knees.
  5. Pause at the top of the movement and squeeze your abs.
  6. Lower your upper body back down to the starting position with control.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Ab Mat Sit-up Form & Visual

Ab Mat Sit Up

Ab Mat Sit-up Benefits

  • Strengthens abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Helps improve posture
  • Can help alleviate lower back pain
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Ab Mat Sit-up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Ab Mat Sit-up Variations & Alternatives

  • ab-mat sit-up with weight
  • decline ab-mat sit-up
  • medicine ball ab-mat sit-up
  • single-leg ab-mat sit-up
  • weighted ab-mat sit-up