Exercise Movement Glossary: Swing Up


  1. Begin lying on the ground face up, knees bent, feet flat on the floor and arms extended overhead.
  2. Swing your arms forward, using the momentum to raise your shoulders and torso off the ground. Touch your wrists to top of your knees.
  3. Extend your arms overhead as you lower your torso and shoulders back to the ground. Touch the ground overhead to complete the repetition.

Standard:?For the rep to count, your hands must touch the floor above your head at the bottom of the movement, then your wrists must touch your knees?at the top of the movement.

Modification 1 for Beginner:?Perform the movement the same as instructed above, but simply touch your fingertips to the tops of your knees at the top of the swing up.


Modification 2 for Advanced:?Perform the movement the same as instructed about, only instead of feet planted on the ground and knees up, butterfly your knees out with soles of feet pressed together.


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