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Sit-Up Position


  • From the V-Sit, bring the arms back to a guard and roll the spine down to the ground to a Crunch position.
  • From the Crunch, lift the shoulders off the ground until sitting upright.
  • Keep the hands close to the chin.
  • Exhale as you roll up, in a slow and controlled manner, one vertebra at a time.
  • Keep the feet on the floor. 

General and Boxing-specific Benefits

The Crunch and Sit-up are standard “groundwork” boxing exercises designed to strengthen the core.

Cautions and Modified Versions

Students with back and neck problems should practice with caution.

Anatomical Focus

Spine/Core: Rectus abdominis, internal/external oblique


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