How to Do
How to Do Curl-ups
The curl-ups begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the curl-up.
1. Sit-ups (curl-ups) are most effective when performed on a soft surface, such as a mattress. Maintain a 90-degree angle with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
2. You should have your elbows bent and pointed out to the sides. When doing sit-ups, cupping the back of your ears with your fingertips rather than placing them on the back of your head can help you from pushing yourself up by your neck.
3. Keep your feet flat on the floor and move at a smooth, steady pace. Your lower back should be off the floor once you've finished elevating your torso.
1. On your back, lie down.
2. To stabilize your lower body, bend your legs and plant your feet firmly on the ground.
3. Without pushing on your neck, cross your hands to opposing shoulders or rest them behind your ears.
4. Curl your upper body up toward your knees as far as you can. As you rise, exhale.
5. Slowly lower yourself back to your starting position. As you lower, take a deep breath in.
Better stability and balance.
Flexibility has improved.
Posture has improved.
Back pain and injury are less likely.