Re: The Functionality of the Sit-Up
I definitely agree with Casey- being part of our PRT, I really don't have a choice.
Still, take the variations on the situp, such as the exercise where a partner throws a medicine ball at you and you sit-up the ball back to them. Also, there is a partial use of the sit-up in other exercises like the Turkish Get-Up. Not to mention, and here's the real kicker, the sit-up is great for scaling. Most people can do a situp. There are many people who simply cannot support themselves on their arms long enough to do a decent L-Sit, especially at the beginning of training. Trying to help people adjust their PT programs at school, I've found that the basic PT exercises (situps, pushups, squats, and running), are always a good foundation to go back to.