Exercise alternative for Sit-ups & V-ups

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    Exercise alternative for Sit-ups & V-ups

    What are the best possible alternatives for Sit-ups & V-ups.. for different reasons I fail at doing them miserably.. how much ever I try I cannot do them properly and in more numbers.. to the point I might even skip the day entirely because of those..

    But apart from my reasons.. what are the best possible alternatives that work the same muscles / muscle groups.. this is not even given in the modifications also.. so..

    Thanks bees for your time..

    #2
    Crunches and leg raises are a valid alternative and obviously also planks if you want something "static"
    https://darebee.com/ab-exercises.html

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      #3
      Thanks alot Fremen..
      i love planks but due to recent shoulder issue I don't want to put too much effort on them..
      But thanks for the link.. sometimes we do forget some links like this one with all the info here..
      Now that I see it..I remember choosing the dead bugs which are medium difficulty and also works the entire abs..

      Anyways I hope asking it here might help some others who are in need..

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        #4
        Hanging leg/knee raises, but with a shoulder problem, maybe not so much.
        https://darebee.com/workouts/ab-master-workout.html

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          #5
          Andi64 thank you for the link... But I am not yet at a level where I can do those..
          I am currently doing IronBorn after which I am planning to start Dead Hang Challenge to get to pull-ups one day eventually..

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            #6
            Hey that's a good opportunity: If you are bored hanging around, lift your knees a couple of times. Just the knee raise, not the straight leg things, these are brutal.
            A real twofer.
            Have a look at Austrailan pullups. They are a great degression to pullups and easy to do at home . A broom and two chairs suffice. Or just grip a table from laying under it.

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              #7
              Thanks Andi64 I was planning the gripping from under table in my room.. also we have doorframe from which I can hang.. so yeah pull-up is one of the goals this year..

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                #8
                I don’t know if this would apply or help you, but I’ve used a pillow before. I have horrendous, almost non-existent core strength. I do pilates, and I’d have to do roll ups. It was not something that I could do. So I would put a pillow under my head and shoulders to give me a little lift, so that I could target my abs and not my neck and back. I’ve since bought an ab arch for that purpose. I can do roll ups without it now.

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                  #9
                  Thank you LizardFriend95 for the suggestion.. my issue is more with the belly rather than the back.. for me I have a football for a belly.. and I feel like I am only stress/injuring my spine without ever having the benefits of doing these exercises.. Planks are good and does a great job.. as of now my shoulder is not allowing me to do planks regularly.. and hence the query..

                  when the stage of doing these properly does come.. I'll make sure to consider your suggestion..

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                    #10
                    I also substitute real sit ups with crunches and leg raises, mainly because the skin over my tail bone will just get so much friction that I end up with scabs (like a skinned knee). And this is when I am already using a thick blanket underneath. Also I have the problem that my feet come up when I try to get my torso to 'sit up'. Putting them under something (like a low cabinet or couch) helps, but is that cheating? (and then I still get the skinned tail bone issue....)

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