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Best Situps Alternative

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  • Best Situps Alternative

    About 3 times a week, I work through the push/sit/pull-ups matrix outlined in the NSW Physical Training Guide, but it's not always convenient finding a location for performing the situps. I'm wondering what the best alternative exercise would be (situps without support, reverse situps, flutter kicks, hanging leg raises, etc.) if you have access to a pull-up bar but nothing low and stable for keeping your legs in position for situps. Typically the format I follow for these push/sit/pull workouts is 3-4 sets of 30-40 for both pushups and situps, then 3-4 sets of 10-12 pullups. Therefore I am not looking for a mix of core exercises, rather one exercise that best mimics situps to fit this format that can be performed without any support. Suggestions?

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    I have one of those pull up door jam things that I got at the sporting goods store. Put it on the ground in the door jam and whabam.

    Other exercises? Planks and leg raises. Max out those reps.

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    • #3
      You can't go wrong with some hanging core from the pull-up bar. I like to do L-sits, knee raises, windshield wipers, and leg raises. This will increase your grip for pull-ups simultaneously.

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        You can't go wrong with some hanging core from the pull-up bar. I like to do L-sits, knee raises, windshield wipers, and leg raises. This will increase your grip for pull-ups simultaneously.
        This is good advice and I'll second it. Toes to bar is an amazing all-core exercise. Knees to elbows, and all else as stated.

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