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    (Original post by God86)
    I was under the impression that you build muscles from slightly tearing the muscle tissue when doing sit ups/weights and when they grow back, they grow back stronger?

    Hence the pain you feel is the muscles slightly tearing, which is a good thing but only in small doses.
    No, that pain you feel when you are doing the exercise not a few days afterwards.
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    (Original post by need_money)
    Build up to it. Start off doing 5 or 10 and slowly build up everytime you do it and you'll have a toned tummy before you know it.
    That will probably get rid of the pain a few days afterwards, but "toned" is a nonsense word. Either you build muscle, or lose fat, and you won't lose fat from sit ups alone.
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    (Original post by TomX)
    You want a flat stomach? The solution is not by doing situps (unless you did them for a long period of time, which then it would be class as cardiovascular activity), it's getting a proper diet and doing some sort of CV exercise (bikes, running, rowing, etc.). You've probably heard this all before 10^10 times but it's the only way (exception: liposuction).

    Your lower back or neck may be hurting my doing situps if your back isn't strong enough to do situps, if it does hurt, seek another ab exercise (if you want strong abs that is) such as hanging hip raises.
    listen to this person!
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    The pain you're experiencing is DOMs, not lactic acid.
 
 
 
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