Assisted Sit-up

Assisted Sit Up


This exercise involves lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. A partner or trainer will hold your feet down as you perform a sit-up, using their assistance to help you lift your upper body off the ground. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Assisted Sit-up Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Have a partner or use a resistance band to anchor your feet to the ground.
  3. Place your hands behind your head with your elbows out to the sides.
  4. Engage your core and lift your upper body off the ground, bringing your elbows towards your knees.
  5. Lower your upper body back down to the ground with control.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Assisted Sit-up Form & Visual

Assisted Sit Up

Assisted Sit-up Benefits

  • Strengthens triceps muscles
  • Improves upper body strength
  • Targets the chest and shoulders as well
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels
  • Assisted version allows for proper form and reduces risk of injury

Assisted Sit-up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Assisted Sit-up Variations & Alternatives

  • weighted sit-up
  • decline sit-up
  • medicine ball sit-up
  • Russian twist
  • crunches
  • reverse crunches
  • bicycle crunches
  • plank
  • side plank
  • mountain climbers