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Passing my sit-ups during an APFT has always been more difficult for me. I always max out my push-ups and get a good score on my run, however, I always end up BARELY passing the sit-ups or maybe passing them by 5 or 6 reps. Even when I was in training and doing even more sit-ups on a daily basis leading up to an APFT, I always got a significantly lower score on my sit-ups than the other two events. I don’t carry extra weight especially around my abdomen so I don’t understand what the problem is. Are there a few core exercises I could do to increase my sit-ups?

We are happy to help! Yes, there are many core exercises that can help strengthen your core and improve your… View Article Continue Reading