Straight Leg Sit-up

Straight Leg Sit Up


This exercise involves lying on your back with your legs straight and lifting your upper body towards your knees. It primarily targets the abdominal muscles and can help improve core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Straight Leg Sit-up Instructions

  1. Start by lying flat on your back with your legs straight out in front of you and your arms extended above your head.
  2. Engage your core muscles and slowly lift your legs and upper body off the ground at the same time, keeping your legs straight.
  3. Continue to lift until your hands touch your toes or as close as you can get.
  4. Slowly lower your body back down to the starting position, keeping your legs straight the entire time.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Straight Leg Sit-up Form & Visual

Straight Leg Sit Up

Straight Leg Sit-up Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Increases flexibility in the hamstrings and lower back
  • Helps improve posture
  • Can be modified to target different areas of the abs

Straight Leg Sit-up Muscles Worked

  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques
  • Hip flexors

Straight Leg Sit-up Variations & Alternatives

  • Weighted Straight Leg Sit-up
  • Decline Straight Leg Sit-up
  • Twisting Straight Leg Sit-up
  • Reverse Straight Leg Sit-up
  • Side-to-Side Straight Leg Sit-up