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Fitness Tip: One Minute Sit-Ups

Performance sit-ups are not crunches. Applicants lie on a mat with knees bent approximately 90 degrees with hands on head and fingers behind ears. Another applicant holds down the feet during the test.

The applicant will come up and touch elbows to their knees or break the plane. Applicants then go back down and touch shoulders to the ground. Applicants can only rest in the up position. The applicants need to complete as many sit-ups as possible in one minute. Proper form is monitored closely.


Starting Position



Performing situps - step 1

Hands on head with 

fingers behind ears



Performing Situps - Step 2

Elbows to knees



Performing Situps - Step 3


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