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    Are Sit-Ups A Good Abs Exercise? Are They Effective?

    1. Do any of you still do Sit-Ups in your Ab workout?

    2. Are Sit-Ups Effective & Are They More Effective than Crunches?

    3. If They Are Effective, Can Somebody Post A Video or Link to A Video of “How to do a Proper or Correct Sit-Up”?


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    I do them, well crunches. They are very effective. I currently do 300 a night. Some people find sit-ups to be more effective, but I personally prefer crunches.
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    Somewhat, add some weight to your crunches and sit ups = profit.
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    OP, I haven't performed a sit-up in 20 plus years so couldn't tell you if they are effective or not, however I can tell you weighted ball crunches, cable crunches and hanging leg raises are mighty effective.

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    I do them, well crunches. They are very effective. I currently do 300 a night. Some people find sit-ups to be more effective, but I personally prefer crunches.
    And, no where near 300 a night are required if you are doing them right.
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    Originally Posted by Newbie31 View Post
    1. Do any of you still do Sit-Ups in your Ab workout?
    No.

    No one.

    2. Are Sit-Ups Effective & Are They More Effective than Crunches?
    No.






    Originally Posted by jlsnyderTypeR View Post
    ... I can tell you weighted ball crunches, cable crunches and hanging leg raises are mighty effective.



    And, no where near 300 a night are required if you are doing them right.
    ^^^^ These.











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    Do core exercises. You will never have to do a sit-up or crunch again. Squats and deadlifts build all kinds of abs.
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    Planks, side planks and russian twist with kettlebell are good for abs, dont forget your obliques they are just as important.
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    Originally Posted by Newbie31 View Post
    1. Do any of you still do Sit-Ups in your Ab workout?

    2. Are Sit-Ups Effective & Are They More Effective than Crunches?

    3. If They Are Effective, Can Somebody Post A Video or Link to A Video of “How to do a Proper or Correct Sit-Up”?


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    Crunches are safer than Sit ups, but both isn't effective in building the abs. They are a beginner exercise.
    What you need to focus on if you want a deep six pack is various leg raises. (Feet-to-bar, regular, and lying leg raises)
    The optional exercise would be cable crunches. (If your upper abs need extra work.)

    I hope this helps.
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    Sit ups are very effective, if done right. Usally I do a quick set of situps and other ab routine every other day after my main workout.

    2. They are effective, depends on what ab location your trying to target. Sit-ups is more of a full ab workout it targets almost the whole mid section evenly. Crunches is more of a upper ab workout. They are both really good workouts, but if your trying to limit your workout as much as possible, I would go with the sit-ups.
    3.I would go look on youtube, they have numerous videos on it. make sure you watch one that has alot of views and likes

    Hope this Helps
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    I like sit ups but I don't have an ab routine.
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    Add weight to your sit ups!
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    Originally Posted by Newbie31 View Post
    1. Do any of you still do Sit-Ups in your Ab workout?

    2. Are Sit-Ups Effective & Are They More Effective than Crunches?

    3. If They Are Effective, Can Somebody Post A Video or Link to A Video of “How to do a Proper or Correct Sit-Up”?


    Thanks!
    Google InShapeEasy and then click on exercises>>>abdominals then all of the abs exercises are there. Need to do core and ab exercises to get the six pack
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