The Sit Up: This event measures the endurance of the abdominal and hip-flexor muscles. You will have 2 minutes to do as many sit-ups as you can.
- Lying on your back, your knees must be bent at a 45-degree angle
- Feet together or up to 12 inches apart
- Heel MUST stay in contact with the ground
- Fingers MUST be interlocked, behind your head
- Raise your upper body forward, to the vertical position (ex: base of your neck is above the base of your spine)
- Lower your body to the point where your shoulder blades touch the ground.
At the end of each repetition, the scorer will announce the number of sit-ups you have done correctly. To achieve an incorrect sit-up, you will have not met the vertical position of your sit-up, your fingers were no longer interlocked behind your head, your knees exceeded a 90-degree angle or you arched your back and raised your buttocks off the ground in attempted to sit-up. All of these actions will result in a faulty repetition.
You may rest in the “up-position.” If you rest in the “down-position,” the test will be terminated.
MALE and FEMALE
To see how many points per sit-up you will receive based on your age, click here.