Decline Sit Up

Decline Sit Up


This exercise involves lying on a decline bench with your feet secured and performing a sit-up motion, engaging your abdominal muscles to lift your torso towards your knees. It is a challenging variation of the traditional sit-up that targets the lower abs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Decline Sit Up Instructions

  1. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.
  2. Place your hands behind your head, with your elbows pointing out to the sides.
  3. Engage your core muscles and lift your head, shoulders, and upper back off the ground.
  4. As you lift up, simultaneously straighten your left leg and bring your right elbow towards your left knee.
  5. Lower your upper body and leg back down to the starting position.
  6. Repeat the movement, this time straightening your right leg and bringing your left elbow towards your right knee.
  7. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.

Decline Sit Up Form & Visual

Decline Sit Up

Decline Sit Up Benefits

  • Targets the lower abdominal muscles
  • Increases core strength and stability
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty
  • Requires minimal equipment and can be done at home or in the gym

Decline Sit Up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • External Obliques
  • Internal Obliques
  • Transverse Abdominis

Decline Sit Up Variations & Alternatives