Barbell Press Sit Up

Barbell Press Sit Up


This exercise involves lying on your back with your feet anchored, holding a barbell above your chest, and performing a sit-up while pressing the barbell upwards. It primarily targets the abdominal muscles and also engages the chest, shoulders, and triceps.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell Press Sit Up Instructions

  1. Lie down on a flat bench with your feet firmly planted on the ground and your knees bent.
  2. Hold a barbell with both hands, with your arms extended straight up towards the ceiling.
  3. Engage your core and slowly sit up, bringing the barbell with you as you lift your torso off the bench.
  4. Pause at the top of the movement, then slowly lower your torso back down to the bench.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Barbell Press Sit Up Form & Visual

Barbell Press Sit Up

Barbell Press Sit Up Benefits

  • Strengthens the core muscles
  • Improves upper body strength
  • Increases stability and balance
  • Targets multiple muscle groups including the abs, chest, shoulders, and triceps
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Helps improve posture and reduce back pain

Barbell Press Sit Up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Pectoralis Major
  • Triceps
  • Deltoids

Barbell Press Sit Up Variations & Alternatives