Incline Sit-Ups - Martial Arts Core Exercise

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Incline Sit-Ups - Martial Arts Core Exercise

This page provides details on Incline Sit-Ups (also known as Decline Sit-Ups). This core exercise uses a sit-up or ab bench in order to increase the difficulty of regular sit-ups. This is an exercise used by some martial artists in order to strengthen their core muscles. A stronger core allows martial artists to better withstand hits (i.e. a punch to the stomach). Moreover, a stronger core helps to improve a martial artist's "rotational" or twisting power and this contributes to stronger kicks, punches and grappling techniques.

If you have any problems with your back, you should not perform incline sit-ups. All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Core Exercises section.

How To Use An Incline Sit-Up Bench

How To Do "Decline" Sit-Ups


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