Sit Up Punch. How-to, proper form and tips

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Sit Up Punch adds a strog obliques component to the Sit Up exercise.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Lie down on your back.
  2. Bend your legs and firm the palm of you feet in the ground.
  3. Place your hands near the chest or cross them to touch opposite shoulders. This is the starting position.
  4. Elevate your upper body, until your chest is close to the knees.
  5. Extend one arm throwing a punch, then the same with the other arm.
  6. Lay down again, returning to the starting position.

Hints & tips:

  • It is Ok to use a towel in the tailbone to avoid injuries.


  • Strengthen the abs with an additional focus on obliques.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count repetitions in a session or period such as a month.
  • Add the exercise to your crunch variations.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Obliques, Abs

Secondary muscles: Neck, Shoulder, Triceps, Lats

Muscle: Obliques

Muscle: Abs

Collection: Crunch Variations