Don’t Sleep On Sit-ups

Sit-ups are a movement we take for granted in CrossFit.  As a majority of the functional movements we use demand core-to-extremity strength, sometimes we sleep on the sit-up, the core exercise.  They can be thrown into just about any work out to add an extra element of suck.  They can only be done so fast, and there’s really never any reason to stop doing them.  Because so much of what we do demands core strength, and maintenance of a solid midline, the addition of sit-ups can make everything more challenging.  The inverse is true as well.  The seemingly benign sit-up can be extra terrible in combination with other functional movements.  Thursday we’ve got them matched up with heavy kettlebell swings and ring dips.  Let’s see how those sit-ups feel.

May 19, 2011
Strength: Jerk 2-2-2-2-2-2

5 Rounds:
10 Kettlebell Swings (32kg/24kg)
25 Sit-ups
10 Ring Dips





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10 thoughts on “Don’t Sleep On Sit-ups”

  1. Jerk: 37kg with plenty of stuff to work on

    WOD: 8:30 with 20kg KB and red band on dips. Hindsight, I really should’ve gone with the 24kg KB. I also really need to unband my dips…adding to my list.

  2. 64 kg for 2, 66 kg Pr for 1 (I think PR)
    WoD: 9:17
    used one red band- tried to use 1/2 red band and did that for set 1-3 and and half of set 5
    swings felt strong and situps fast
    Big shout out to Julie… was nice to chase after you tonight!

  3. Christina Nik

    Thank you, thank you to Haley and Stacey for making me use the 1.5 pood… that felt really great.

    10:42… 1.5 pood kb, purple band dips.

    44k jerk – pr.

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