from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A physical exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs.
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- n. An exercise in which the abdominal muscles are contracted, bringing the torso of a person lying down to a more upright position.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stomach exercise in which a person sits up from a supine position without using the arms for leverage
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To rise from bed, when lying on your back, roll to your side and push from your forearm and hands to reach a sitting position to avoid rising using an old-fashioned sit-up motion.
I saw a woman doing strenuous sit-up exercises and I remarked that they looked difficult.
If you want to decorate your mobile phone, Strapya will sell you Kinnikuman and friends as straps, or even as USB sit-up devices.
His hands then found her ass, pulling her against him hard enough that he did a sit-up on every thrust.
Again he woke up sweating that night, his upper body jolting straight up past military sit-up position, a fierce scream accompanying the sudden jolt.
You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
For every push-up or sit-up her daughter does, she earns one minute of usage on either her iPod or NintendoDS.
Halfway through a sit-up, Emma scooted down on the yoga mat, making sure her head didn't slam into the concrete.
The section with the most nerves (and most potential for nerve damage) is in the back of the spine, which is the very part that bends and strains during a sit-up.
It supports the neck, aligns hips and "clicks" when a sit-up is performed right.