Press sit ups

This week let’s strengthen our shoulders and core.Sit ups and shoulder press… one of my favorite functional exercises using powerbag!!! “Sit up” is a body weight exercise that also strengthens the abdominals. …

So…set your mat, hold your powerbag and go…

Starting position
Lie down with your knees bent and your feet placed flat on the ground. Place the powerbag on your chest, holding both its central grips.

Inhale and during exhalation execute a sit up while bringing the powerbag over your head. Inhale and return to starting position, lowering your body back to the starting position and bringing the powerbag to your chest.

Starting position: elbows  bent when the powerbag rests above the chest.
Perform this exercise slowly, articulating your spine on the way up and curving your torso while you return.
Elbows are bent when the powerbag is on your chest.
Overhead position: arms straight next to your ears.
Return to supine position when the powerbag touches your chest.

3 set X10-12 reps
*you can also use dumbbell, medicine ball or kettlebell Instead of powerbags

Grigoris Dogas, Personal Trainer, Seminar lecturer, AthensTrainers® Associate