Top 5 Tips for IPPT Training: Sit-Ups
By Nina Syahira
July 1, 2014
Stretching your muscles before any physical activity is very important. This ritual helps to loosen your joints so that your body will be more prepared to take on the challenge ahead. It will also make your body less prone to injuries.
As part of the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), the sit-ups is one of the easiest stations to score gold. But it may also be one of the most dangerous if you don't do it the right way. One of the most common mistakes a person does is letting the back hit the ground too hard while trying to do as many sit-ups as possible within the time limit. Yes, you need to beat the clock to ace your test but don't risk your spine getting hurt while you're at it.
Check out below how you should be doing the sit-ups and get pointers on improving for this test. Even if you've been doing well here, include the sit-ups and any of its "power" variations in your regular physical training to gain more muscle power and overall good health.
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