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Medicine-Ball Sit Up

Medicine-Ball Sit Up

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Abdominal strength


The medicine ball sit up sculpts and strengthens the abs and obliques. Sit ups also involve the hip flexors and lower back to a lesser degree. Using the med ball will continue to challenge the abs long after basic crunches have been mastered.


  • Lie on your back with your legs bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • Hold the medicine ball at your chest, close to the chin.
  • Keeping your neck neutral, roll your upper back off the floor.
  • Return slowly to the floor.


  • Jutting the chin as you sit up
  • Holding the medicine ball too low toward the stomach
  • Not sitting up all the way