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Do sit-ups really work for firming up your belly?
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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Part of program
Sit ups can help tone the abdominal musculature, but it will not get rid of the fat over the muscles.
There are several layers of muscle that run in different directions. It is helpful to do different sit ups that target each layer.

In brief: Part of program
Sit ups can help tone the abdominal musculature, but it will not get rid of the fat over the muscles.
There are several layers of muscle that run in different directions. It is helpful to do different sit ups that target each layer.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Crunches better
True sit ups actually focus more on exercising your hip flexors.
Crunches or similar exercises focus more specifically on working the abdominal muscles and thus help firm up the belly area.

In brief: Crunches better
True sit ups actually focus more on exercising your hip flexors.
Crunches or similar exercises focus more specifically on working the abdominal muscles and thus help firm up the belly area.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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