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sit-up

(sĭt′ŭp′)
n.
A physical exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs.

sit′-up`



n.
an exercise in which a person lies flat on the back, lifts the torso to a sitting position, and then lies flat again without changing the position of the legs: formerly done with the legs straight but now usu. done with the knees bent.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leveragesit-up - a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage
stomach exercise, tummy crunch - an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
Translations

sit-up

[ˈsɪtʌp] Nabdominal m

sit-up

n (Sport) → Sit-up m; to do sit-upsSit-ups machen

sit-up

n ejercicio abdominal, abdominal m (fam)
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Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 23 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Nitin Nandgokar made a cab driver do sit-ups outside Mumbai airport as the driver was neither carrying his badge nor wearing uniform.
An elephant trampled its mahout to death in Bihar after he asked the tusker to do sit-ups under the influence of liquor.
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A 10-year-old school girl from Fox Hill Elementary School in Kansas City, recorded a whopping 2,110 sit-ups in just 90 minutes.
Army is considering replacing the time-honoured sit-ups and perhaps push-ups with the "planking" exercise.
Session Two Complete the following sequence three times aiming for maximum repetitions: 1 minute of press-ups 1 minute of alternate leg lunges 1 minute of sit-ups 1 minute of burpees 1 minute of rest Session Four Complete the following sequence four times as quickly as possible: Run, cycle or row for 3 minutes 1 minute of squats 1 minute plank hold/bridge - hold for 20 seconds x 3 1 minute of press ups Monitor progress by noting distances covered and number of repetitions.
Gyllenhaal is believed to have done around 2,000 sit-ups and around five hours of training a day to get in shape for the role.
Robyn Gardener decided she wanted a flatter tummy and compiled a 30-day programme for June consisting of sit-ups, crunches, leg raises and planks.
Captain Ian Flannery pledged to do as many sit-ups as possible in two-and-hours in aid of the Captain James Philippson Trust Fund.