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20 Nov 2004

Knees together of apart while doing situps?
What I want to know today, is this:
When doing crunches/situps, I lie on my back with my legs in the air but bent 90 degrees at the knees, with my feet on my bed. Should I keep my knees together while doing the situps, or apart (as I keep them currently ) or doesn't it really make any difference??
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Bea

I don't believe it makes a difference as to whether your legs are together or apart. The only thing I can suggest might have an effect is that with your legs slightly apart, you may get greater stability and support. THerefore, go with a slight gap between the feet, but as long as the legs are bent and your situp technique is OK, this really has very little effect.

Good luck
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