Sit-Ups – Martial Arts Strength Training

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Sit-Ups. This is a martial arts exercise used to build up core strength. This can improve rotational power (“torquing” power) and thus enhance martial arts kicking and punching strength.

However, many experts recommend that a person perform a stationary plank instead of a sit-up if that person has any lower back problems.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Videos for Sit-Ups