Lunge Sit up

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 07, 2021

The Lunge Sit up is just a like a normal crunch move however your lower legs are going to be in a unique position. This little known exercise strengthens your core muscles and gives you a lean stomach like no other exercise. Remember, the importance of angular training in order to develop maximum strength. This exercise is perfect for focusing on the abs in a unique way.

How to do the Lunge Sit Up:

Lay face up on the ground. Place your hands behind your head. Bringing your legs up and bend one knee so that your legs look like they are in a lunging position. Crunch your body up toward your legs making sure you are not pulling on your head. Lower your body back down making sure you do not come all the way back down.

Muscle group worked:

Lower and upper abs

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12

Why the Lunge Sit Up works:

This different kind of sit up works so well because your legs are staggered. This way your abs are not in the normal position as you crunch your body upward.


Have fun with how your legs are positioned. They don’t need to stay perfectly in this position. The whole point of angular training is that you play around with angles. This sit up is just a guide to help get you started!


Breath slow and steadily while performing this exercise.

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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