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January 20, 2014 10:21 AM
I've been doing 100 sit ups a day for four days is this to much for beginning a diet? I don't wanna gain muscle weight but i also don't wanna have a lot of flab when i reach my goal. Any help is Appreciated. :)
January 20, 2014 10:26 AM
yep. too much.
January 20, 2014 10:41 AM
If it isn't causing any discomfort, doing 100 situps per day is fine. Doesn't really matter. Better off doing more comprehensive exercise for fitness or calorie burns.
January 20, 2014 10:41 AM
Sit ups aren't going to stop you from having flab.. you would be better off spending that time doing a full workout instead of wasting your time doing sit ups
January 20, 2014 10:45 AM
Agreed, sit-ups are a total waste of time, not to mention, they're not overly great for your spine, especially if you're packing around a few extra pounds. Planks and flutter kicks are a fair substitute, but your best bet is to hit the weights. Deadlifts, Squats, and pull-ups provide a stellar core workout in addition to everything else.

Rigger
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January 20, 2014 10:47 AM
I agree with the number, but disagree that it should be the same movement over and over. I like to do 100 of a variety of ab work, e.g. 50 bicycles, 20 dead bugs, 10 crunches, 10 windshield wipers and 10 transverse ab (lower abs) leg lifts and the like.

Good luck.
January 20, 2014 11:21 AM
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Agreed, sit-ups are a total waste of time, not to mention, they're not overly great for your spine, especially if you're packing around a few extra pounds. Planks and flutter kicks are a fair substitute, but your best bet is to hit the weights. Deadlifts, Squats, and pull-ups provide a stellar core workout in addition to everything else.

Rigger


This^^^^

Also, Sit-ups don't really hit the core. Your hipfllexors and momentum does most of the work.
January 20, 2014 11:22 AM
Thanks for all the feed back. I also run, jumping jacks, leg lifts, and light arm work outs. So its definitely a variety of exercises.
January 20, 2014 11:24 AM
Thanks for all the feed back. I also run, jumping jacks, leg lifts, and light arm work outs. So its definitely a variety of exercises.






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January 20, 2014 11:24 AM
Other simple things you can do:

Jump rope. Believe it or not if you do it for a while, it burns quite a few calories.

Burpees. If you don't know what they are, Google it. I hate them, but it's a full body workout, and you don't need ANY equipment at all.
Edited by craigheon On January 20, 2014 11:25 AM
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January 20, 2014 11:25 AM
QUOTE:

I've been doing 100 sit ups a day for four days is this to much for beginning a diet? I don't wanna gain muscle weight but i also don't wanna have a lot of flab when i reach my goal. Any help is Appreciated. :)


If you're doing sit-ups to spot reduce the fat around your midsection, it doesn't work that way honey. Also, you can only gain muscle when you eat at a surplus.
January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
The idea that you're actually in danger of gaining any significanat muscle weight is a myth....you should focus on strengh training in addition to cardio, and don't worry about gaining a lot of muscle. Even if you were trying to gain muscle weight, it would be a hard battle!
January 20, 2014 11:31 AM
You can't gain muscle at a calorie deficit. It's impossible.
You can't spot reduce.
The only way you could gain muscle is if you were eating at a surplus. When you're losing weight, eat adequate protein and do resistance training (bodyweight exercises such as planks, mountain climbers, etc. are wonderful if you're beginning). Those two can help decrease the amount of muscle you lose when you're losing weight, although you will inevitably lose both fat and muscle. The muscle you do have will not be visible until you shed the layer of fat over it. In order to GAIN muscle, you'd have to be eating at a surplus while doing resistance training.
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January 20, 2014 11:31 AM
Sit-ups and crunches are largely a waste of time. If you want to isolate the abdominal muscles, there are far better exercises. Also, you cannot spot reduce fat so you're not burning fat from your midsection with sit-ups, it does not work that way.
January 20, 2014 11:34 AM
sounds like a rather unpleasant way to get your cardio. Because that's all you're really going to get from it.
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January 20, 2014 11:35 AM
waste of time.
January 20, 2014 11:35 AM
QUOTE:

Agreed, sit-ups are a total waste of time, not to mention, they're not overly great for your spine, especially if you're packing around a few extra pounds. Planks and flutter kicks are a fair substitute, but your best bet is to hit the weights. Deadlifts, Squats, and pull-ups provide a stellar core workout in addition to everything else.

Rigger


Yep, This.....
January 20, 2014 11:36 AM
do planks instead. also try blogilates "victorias secret abs" its free on youtube and makes my abs stick out like crazy. great 10 minute work out before going to the lake ;]
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January 20, 2014 11:36 AM
you can do crunches and sit ups til the cows return home. abs are made in the kitchen...... mostly!!!!
January 20, 2014 11:39 AM
Do three reps of as much as you can each other day, that's exactly what's fine for you :)
January 20, 2014 11:39 AM
QUOTE:

I've been doing 100 sit ups a day for four days is this to much for beginning a diet? I don't wanna gain muscle weight but i also don't wanna have a lot of flab when i reach my goal. Any help is Appreciated. :)


You want something more rounded ......upper body, lower body & abs.

Some ideas ...........

http://exercise.about.com/cs/exerciseworkouts/l/blnoweightwkout.htm

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sampleworkouts/tp/Body-Weight-Workout.htm
January 20, 2014 11:40 AM
The best ab exercise ever is 15 sets of stop eating so much crap.

Most other exercises use your abs. If they don't, you are probably doing it wrong.

You can't do too many situps. You wanna do 'em, do 'em. Just know that most people think they are unnecessary.
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January 20, 2014 11:46 AM
What's "light arm exercise"
January 20, 2014 11:56 AM
QUOTE:

The best ab exercise ever is 15 sets of stop eating so much crap.


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January 20, 2014 11:59 AM
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What's "light arm exercise"








When i run use 5 lb weights up and down side to side pretty much anyway possible while running. I'm not really sure if it helps with anything but i know i'm sore from it lol. I really just want to tone as i'm losing. i'm not really sure if that possible?

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