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How to Stretch For Sit-ups

How to Stretch for Sit-ups

In this post, we are going to go over how to stretch before and after sit-ups. Noblesville based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! I’m going to try and format this post in a new way, and I’d like to get some feedback on which style is preferred by you, the readers. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Noblesville, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again! So let’s get started, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sit-ups are a calisthenic workout that target your abdominal area, there are four main muscles that are worked when doing your standard sit-ups, to learn  more about each of the muscles, click on any of the pictures above to be linked to the corresponding Wikipedia page.

These are the muscles that we will be focusing our stretches at, we have four muscles to stretch, and this shouldn’t take longer than 3 or 4 minutes, so there is no reason to skip it.

How to Stretch the Rectus Abdominis

Rectus Abdominis

The Rectus Abdominis

While the video is intended as a yoga stretch for the spine, it also stretches the Rectus Abdominis.

How to Stretch the External Obliques

External Obliques

The External Obliques

This stretch is probably one of the easiest to do, and to learn, in fact, it’s so easy you can learn it from a 12 second video.

How to Stretch the Tensor Fasciae Latae

Tensor Fasciae Latae

The Tensor Fasciae Latae

Stretching the Tensor Fasciae Latae (or TFL), is also very easy. To recap what you see in the video, you simply cross one leg over the other, and

then bend down, twisting slightly to the side that has the leg behind your other leg, do this to both legs.

How to Stretch the Rectus Femoris

Rectus Femoris

The Rectus Femoris

When stretching the rectus femoris, it’s best to use a pillow if you are exercising on concrete or a hard floor, but if you have carpeting or are outside in the

grass, you’ll probably find that it isn’t necessary. Noblesville based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! If you are outdoors, you can use a tree to replace the wall, or just find a wall, be creative, if there is a will, there’s a way. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Noblesville, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again!

That sums up the basic stretches for your sit-ups, once again, I’d really appreciate it if some of you let me know if you prefer this formatting versus the formatting I’ve used in other posts such as, how to stretch for push-ups, and how to stretch for pull-ups. Get back in shape with the best personal calisthenics training in Noblesville, IN. Don’t be afraid to look fantastic again! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed. Noblesville based personal calisthenics training has all of the experience to help you shed the extra weight fast and keep it that way in Indiana! Let us know when you’re ready to be slim again. No experience needed! Once again, if you have any suggestions or questions, just let me know and I’d be glad to fulfill your request.