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    Same as title..do they work?:rolleyes:
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    Work in what way? If you do it regularly (every other day) then yes it tones your stomach.
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    Is this thread a result of the stomach measuring thread?

    Yes of course, but its better if you do them as part of a gym routine.

    I used to do them but I found the really cause pain in the small of my back.

    also, are you supposed to breath in or out when you sit up?
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    Stomach crunches are preferable.
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    If you want to lose flab on your stomach no they dont; all they do is build muscle. All endless situps will do is give you a nice firm stomach underneath that layer of flab :rolleyes:

    However, incorporate it into a routine which includes cardio then yes it can help.
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    Yea, they work.
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    (Original post by Inphinite)
    Yea, they work.
    If you do them properly

    I'm surprised there hasn't been a reply from the 2 people who usually get very touchy about this sort of thing (mentioning no names). :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by sexysax)
    Same as title..do they work?:rolleyes:
    Yes they do. Couple that with excessive food intake, as in my case, still resulted in elevated conversion of mass to energy, thus the mass of my system decreased.
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    If by work, you mean make you look slimmer, they will only do it if you do them in conjunction with aerobic/cardio work. This is because they will build up your abdominal muscles, but if the layer of fat is still there, you won't see it.

    Sit-ups also aren't so great because they are difficult to do correctly. Many people do them in such a way which results in back problems (if you go all of the way down to the ground), and I had to do them at football two months ago and even now my coccyx (tailbone) is still damaged.
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    Yes they do. Couple that with excessive food intake, as in my case, still resulted in elevated conversion of mass to energy, thus the mass of my system decreased.
    *darkenergy tries too hard to sound intelligent :rolleyes: *

    Yes, they do work, so long as you do them regularly and don't eat complete rubbish. Also, try and increase the number of sit-ups you do every couple/few weeks as you get fitter and develop your abdominal muscles et al.
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    (Original post by Angel Interceptor)
    *darkenergy tries too hard to sound intelligent :rolleyes: *

    Yes, they do work, so long as you do them regularly and don't eat complete rubbish. Also, try and increase the number of sit-ups you do every couple/few weeks as you get fitter and develop your abdominal muscles et al.
    And do cardio!! Why do so many people forget this really important point?
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    (Original post by Angel Interceptor)
    *darkenergy tries too hard to sound intelligent :rolleyes: *
    rofl... complicating things is an art that I am learning. Although it defies the whole point of communication as it leads to hindrance of free exchange of information.

    (Original post by Angel Interceptor)
    Yes, they do work, so long as you do them regularly and don't eat complete rubbish. Also, try and increase the number of sit-ups you do every couple/few weeks as you get fitter and develop your abdominal muscles et al.
    lmfao.

    I eat McDonalds or Burger King twice a week, have a cooked breakfast every morning, have 2 main courses in either lunch or dinner. I call that crap/rubbish. And it still works.
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    what's cardio?
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    cardio-vascular = cardio for short. It is to do with your heart and lungs, i.e endurance fitness rather than strength
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    (Original post by Teenie)
    cardio-vascular = cardio for short. It is to do with your heart and lungs, i.e endurance fitness rather than strength
    :rolleyes:


    anyway, yeah they work, but are a bit of a waste exercise.
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    (Original post by mangomaz)
    If you want to lose flab on your stomach no they dont; all they do is build muscle. All endless situps will do is give you a nice firm stomach underneath that layer of flab :rolleyes:

    However, incorporate it into a routine which includes cardio then yes it can help.
    :yy:
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    rofl... complicating things is an art that I am learning. Although it defies the whole point of communication as it leads to hindrance of free exchange of information.

    lmfao.

    I eat McDonalds or Burger King twice a week, have a cooked breakfast every morning, have 2 main courses in either lunch or dinner. I call that crap/rubbish. And it still works.
    Yeah, but I obviously meant in moderation. I guess apart from that you have a fairly decent diet with fruit, fibre, etc.
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    Nope. Fruit about once a week. Chocolate also. I suppose I do eat vegetables everyday...
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    (Original post by darkenergy)
    Nope. Fruit about once a week. Chocolate also. I suppose I do eat vegetables everyday...
    Well maybe you just have a very high metabolism.
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    is it easy for girls to have stomic muscle?(if they do sit ups as much as a guy)
 
 
 
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