Sit-ups mainly target your abdominal muscles. This type of sit-up requires that you work with both your abdominal and hip flexors muscles.
- Tighter and stronger abdominal and hip flexor muscles.
- Learn to keep legs straight while executing the drill.
Start by lying on your lower back in a slight hollow position. Lift your legs and body at the same time and as high as possible. At some point you can not get any higher, at this point try and touch your toes and then lower both your legs and body until you are back in the slight hollow position. Repeat as needed.
Stage 1 – Setup
Stage 2 – Pike
Common MistakesCoaches teach gymnasts how to do skills correctly, but most gymnasts learns how to perform the skill correctly when coaches corrects their mistakes. This is not wrong, this is actually how gymnasts learn. This being said, it is very important that coaches corrects mistakes all the time. If a gymnast continues doing the same mistake over and over then they will be good at doing that drill with that mistake and have a difficult time later correcting it.
- Always correct mistakes
- Correct the first mistake you see the gymnast do (even if it is before the actually drill, i.e. the gymnast forgets to stand tall with arms over their head)
- Correct only one thing (sometimes two if they are related)