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How to train to do sit ups (read)?

Many sites are: Devoted to this. Just go to youtube.com and type in sit ups, search wise. You'll find hundreds of videos. ...Read more

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Could I get really nice abs from sit-ups?

Could I get really nice abs from sit-ups?

Yes: Sit ups are great. To really define your abs you need to shed the overlying fat and tone the underlying muscles. Losing fat requires good nutrition and diet. Woman tend to have more fat here than men so losing enough fat to have "6-pack" abs may interfere with the menstrual cycle which is unhealthy. Exercises should work all 3 muslce layers which can be done by changing technique. Stick with it. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do sit ups target?

How do I know exactly what do sit ups target?

Muscle.: Sit-ups target strengthening of the rectus adbominis muscle. They can also recruit the abdominal oblique muscles, which are off to either side of the rectus abdominis. ...Read more

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How useful are sit ups for toning the lower abs?

How useful are sit ups for toning the lower abs?

Not very: Read a few good articles on exercises that involve raising the legs while exercising the abs. Situps target mostly the upper abs. A few resistance variants, mostly involving pulling cables with the feet, are best done by people who are really good at using machines. Protect your lower back when you're doing all of these. ...Read more

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Does doing sit-ups everyday make you lose weight?

Does doing sit-ups everyday make you lose weight?

Maybe.: Only if the calories you burn doing sit ups is greater than the calories you eat. In general you would have to do a lot of sit ups to lose weight. Other forms of exercise burn a lot more calories per hour. Sit ups can be part of your routine but not the only exercise. ...Read more

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Suggested to do sit-ups on the ground or on the bed?

Suggested to do sit-ups on the ground or on the bed?

Firm surface : If your back is supported by a firm surface, your abs will get a better workout and likely less back pain. ...Read more

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How many sit-ups should an 11-year-old be able to do?

How many sit-ups should an 11-year-old be able to do?

Not sure: I don't think there is a certain number of sit-ups and it is highly dependent on how athletic and healthy the child is at the time they are doing sit ups. I imagine that the number of sit ups 11 year olds can do varies greatly ...Read more

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I was wondering are rollers more effective than sit ups?

I was wondering are rollers more effective than sit ups?

Just different: Variety is helpful in any exercise regimen, including core/abdominal work. Understand that rollers tend to place more strain on your wrists and lower back, while sit ups can place undue stress on your neck. You may want to also consider planks, and the many variants. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Will just doing sit ups lead me to burning a lot of fat?

Will just doing sit ups lead me to burning a lot of fat?

You will burn some: Any exercise is better than none in term of burning calories, including fat. Sit-ups will help build some lower trunk and abd muscles, but probably not very good at burning much fat. For overall health, a balance of diet along with moderately intensive aerobic+wt bearing exercise 45-60min/day for 4-5x/wk would be great. Only u can keep yourself healthy. Good luck. ...Read more