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Workout of the Week: Superman Sit-Ups

Each Friday, we’ll have a new Workout of the Week (WOW) for you.  We hope you’ll try it out over the weekend and then build it into your daily routine Monday through Friday of the coming week.  These workout ideas will be simple, appropriate for people of various ages and abilities, and allow you to fit a little more physical activity into your week!

Superman Sit-Ups

These aren’t your traditional sit-ups–these sit-ups are for superheroes!

  • Begin by assuming the Superman position–lie on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you, a few inches off the ground (visualize Superman flying!), while also lifting your chest and legs a few inches off the ground.
  •  Next, roll over onto your back, making sure your arms and legs don’t touch the ground. Bend your knees slightly and bring your arms up over your head.
  •  After that, pull your upper body forward to your knees, completing a sit-up.
  •  Finally, lower your upper body back towards the ground.  But before your upper back touches the ground, roll back over onto your stomach, keeping your chest, arms, and legs off the ground.

Try doing as many of these as you can.  Pay special attention to your form—make sure you’re doing the exercise just as described above.

For an extra challenge, tack on 5 more Superman Sit-Ups each day this week.

Want more fitness ideas?  If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the Wellness Coaching program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more healthy ideas to get—and stay—fit. And remember, talk to your doctor before beginning any new fitness regimen.