How to Do Decline Sit Ups & Work All Ab Muscles

Decline situps can make a tummy look toned and trim.
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Performing situps from a decline position places more stress on your abdominals than regular situps. Traditional situps are fine if you want to target just the upper ab muscles. If it's sculpted abs you're after, though, decline situps are your best bet as they target the entire core, calling all the ab muscles to action when you raise your bod from an inverted position. For a tight and toned tummy, perform three sets of 10 repetitions.

Step 1

Sit on an inclined weight bench with your feet tucked securely under the leg bar.

Step 2

Cross your hands over your chest or place them behind your head.

Step 3

Slowly lower your back to the bench.

Step 4

Contract your abdominals and pull your body back up to the starting position. Repeat.

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