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Purpose : The purpose of the sit-up is to evaluate the abdominal muscular strength and endurance.

Starting Position of the Sit-Up Test

Executed Position of the Sit-Up Test
Test Description: To assure the starting position, the students lies on his/her back with knees flexed, feet on floor with the hands on the opposite shoulders. The feet are held by partners to keep them in touch with the testing surface. The student, by tightening his/her abdominal muscles, curls to the sitting position. Arm contact with the chest mus be maintained. The chin should remain tucked on the chest. The sit-ups are completed when the elbows touch the thighs. To complete the sit-up the student returns to the down position until the midback makes contact with the testing surface (Figures a and b). When the timer gives the signal "ready go", the sit-up performance should be started and the performance should be stopped on the command "stop". The number of correctly executed sit-ups performed in 60 seconds shall be the score.
Equipment and Facilities: Mats or other comfortable surfaces are recommended. Stopwatch or sweep second hand from an electronic wrist watch may be used for timing.
Scoring: Record the number of correctly executed sit-ups that are completed in sixty seconds.
Administrative Suggestions: It is important that the heels are placed at a proper distance (12 to 18 inches) from the buttocks. Teachers may want to use a measuring stick to ensure that the proper distance is maintained. Partners can be used to count and record each other's score, but the supervising tester must carefully observe to ensure that the sit-ups are being done correctly. Be certain that the student feet are in contact with the testing surface. This can be ensured by having the partner hold the feet or ankles.