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Last Post 15 Mar 2008 03:18 PM by husband. 3 Replies.
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08 Mar 2008 02:14 AM
    I was reading over the helmsman and I got to the part about sit ups. For males it says complete 38 in under a minute. The way they describe the sit up, to me and my mother who is a physical therapist, is physically impossible. To do a sit up where your elbows touch your knees and have your lower back stay on the deck sounds very weird if you ask me. Can anyone clarify the technique for the sit up and if you are actually doing a full sit up or more of a crunch. Any help would be great. Maybe I am just not understanding the technique. Thanks.

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    08 Mar 2008 11:13 PM
    I thought that's how you do a sit-up - keep the very lower portion of your back on the deck, bend your legs and then with your hands clasped behind your head, raise your torso up to touch your elbows to your knees. At least I'm pretty sure that's how my kids did it in boot camp. I'm sure somebody who has actually been there could tell you more. Good luck Brian!



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    08 Mar 2008 11:17 PM
    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that feet stay flat on the deck when your knees are bent so it sounds like a sit-up to me and not a crunch.



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    15 Mar 2008 03:18 PM
    It's easy. anyone in OK shape can do anything that they make you do in training. they will show you how to do it.  Just be sure not to tell you're CC's that it's impossible... :)


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