1. When sitting up, should I keep my back straight or does it curl into the finish of each repetition?
2. At the top of each sit-up rep, my back felt quite a bit of stress which surprised me because I would've thought it would just mainly be my abdominals and hip flexors getting worked. Was this due to me not keeping my back straight?
3. How far do you go, RoM-wise? Do you stop once you are sitting up at a 90 degree angle to the floor or do you keep going until you feel like your abdominals are as contracted as possible?
Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)
Originally Posted by fatrb38
it depends on the angle of the bench, the type of foot brace on the bench and where you hold the weight.
with the foot brace that has no stabilizer under your knee pits, i bend my back. its too awkward otherwise
with the bench that has an angled rest for under your knees, i can keep my back perfectly straight when i rep