Hampton New Hampshire Police Department Sit-Up Standards

Sit Up Standards

This event measures the muscular endurance of the abdominal area, which is important in the prevention of injuries while doing Police work.  The participant lies on their back, knees bent, heels flat on the floor, with a partner holding the feet down, then does as many sit-ups in correct form as possible in one minute.

Law enforcement must follow formal protocol with the fingers laced and held behind the head.  Avoid pulling on the head with the hands.  The buttocks must remain on the floor with no thrusting of the hips, participants must touch their elbows to their knees in the up position, and both shoulders should touch the floor in the "down" position.

Any resting should be done in the up position.  Breathing should be as normal as possible.  Neck remains in the neutral position.  The score is the number of correct sit-ups in one minute.


Sit-Ups
Entry Level Standards


Age
Males
Females
18-29
37
31
30-39
33
24
40-49
28
19
50-59
22
12
60+
18
5
60 Second Time Limit

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