Sit-ups. Are your legs pinned down or not?

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Lantern Swinger
#1
This goes for prnc and Raleigh, are the sit-ups you have to do performed with your feet held down, for example under a bench or by someone else? I can do sets of 50 easily this way but since I'm still quite upper body heavy (too much weight lifting for years) when I try to do them without my feet lift off the floor. It's not a question of core strength it's just simply mechanics, as soon as I get past half way my body pivots back to the floor, as if my chest and shoulders and arms are just too heavy ?

I fear I'm screwed if you have to do them without any way of pinning your feet down..
 

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Midshipman
#2
The recognised form in the RM is that someone else holds down your feet. I would assume that during fitness tests the RN follows this method as well, however, I am sure you can expect to be doing sit-ups without assistance during basic phys. You can view videos of the RM sit-up form on YouTube by searching 'PRMC sit-ups', there's also a handy sit-up bleep test.
 

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