This sit up test can be used as a simple measure of strength or strength endurance.
To improve the strength of your core, see the Core Strength Training section of tis site.
- Complete as many sit ups as you are able to in 60 seconds.
- Knees should be bent with feet flat on the floor.
- You may support your feet under a chair or with a partner.
- Shoulders must touch floor at the bottom of each sit up.
- Elbows should touch knees at top of sit up.
- Keep hands to side of head.
- Use the calculator below to see how you compare to others.
Jacky has a degree in Sports Science and is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. He has also worked with clients around the world as a personal trainer.
He has been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of people from very different ends of the fitness spectrum. Through promoting positive health changes with diet and exercise, he has helped patients recover from aging-related and other otherwise debilitating diseases.
He spends most of his time these days writing fitness-related content of some form or another. He still likes to work with people on a one-to-one basis – he just doesn’t get up at 5am to see clients anymore.