sit ups to have perfect abs, possible?

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  1. absperfection profile image39
    absperfectionposted 9 years ago

    do you believe that sit ups alone can get you to have perfect abs?

    1. carol7777 profile image87
      carol7777posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard  that stretches and aerobic exercise will improve the abs and maybe sit ups are not the best way.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Only an idiot would believe that.

    It requires a bit more work than just sit ups. wink

  3. CyclingFitness profile image92
    CyclingFitnessposted 9 years ago

    Why on earth would someone with the name abs perfection ask such an uneducated question if that's your background? You should be telling us the answers

    1. tussin profile image58
      tussinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well, he did ask "do you believe..." so maybe he's just taking a census of people's beliefs about exercise. As everyone knows, the secret to rock hard abs is uncontrollable coughing and sneezing fits.

  4. susiebrown48 profile image64
    susiebrown48posted 9 years ago

    I've read so very many articles on this subject, some claiming "Yes" and some claiming "No".  I believe there is conclusive proof that sit-ups do sculpt rectus abdominus muscle or the 6 pack people refer to.  Variations can help sculpt the obliques but I do not believe that they help the transverse muscles.  Having said all that, diet and exercise are necessary to burn the fat that may or may not be covering all the aforementioned muscles.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 9 years ago

    This post does not make sense, so I am ignoring your question and your pen name.  Even your avatar does nothing on the subject of abs because most of the photograph shows a man's chest.  You need to get your subject straight, because nothing displayed here has convinced me that you are an "expert" on abs.

  6. profile image0
    i4uposted 9 years ago

    The question sounds funny with such a pen name that you already have.
    Still this being a question, I should say sit ups in different mannerisms do help in getting perfect abs. The lower labs are difficult with just sit ups but the upper 4 ones are good with sit ups.

  7. JakeFrost profile image59
    JakeFrostposted 9 years ago

    Just sit-ups wont give you very good abs... You might get a six pack but the muscle wont be very spread out. The stomach has many muscles and all need to be worked on evenly. For example sit-ups wont do very much for the obliques

  8. susiebrown48 profile image64
    susiebrown48posted 9 years ago

    After reading so many ill-mannered replies, I'd like to suggest that absperfection, who very well may be an expert on abs, may have posted the question to see what the average reader's beliefs are with regard to sit up's efficacy for chiseling abs.

    1. JakeFrost profile image59
      JakeFrostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      When I read the question I didn't think he was asking for himself. More just conducted a general survey of what people think.

  9. AnniesHealthTalk profile image83
    AnniesHealthTalkposted 9 years ago

    No, situps alone won't get you perfect abs. You have to do a variety of ab exercises as well as cardio exercise to lower your body fat percentage enough that your abs show up. Someone could do ab exercises for months and months, but they won't get results unless their body fat percentage is low enough for those muscles to show.

  10. GiblinGirl profile image79
    GiblinGirlposted 9 years ago

    I think it depends on how often you do them and how intensely you focus on doing them the right way.  You can do a hundred sit-ups a day but if you're not doing them the right way, you won't get any benefit.  I prefer planks to sit-ups.  I find I feel the burn a lot more and I don't get the neck or back pain that comes with trying to do sit-ups.

  11. profile image0
    andycoolposted 9 years ago

    Sit ups are capable of making abs perfect, if supported by balanced and healthy diet and some other complementary exercises. Daily dose of sit ups and dips with some yoga can make your life beautiful.

  12. jcales profile image60
    jcalesposted 9 years ago

    You need to do a variety of exercises to get great abs and ones that don't just focus on abs

  13. SteveWaugh1965 profile image59
    SteveWaugh1965posted 9 years ago

    situps alone will NOT give you defined abs. You need to strip away the layer of fat that sits over the top of most peoples abs. Once you strip away that fat (through diet), you then expose the muscle (abs) underneath - so its at this point where it counts the most to do exercises (e.g. situps) to tone and work the stomach muscles.

  14. zulumuscle profile image60
    zulumuscleposted 9 years ago

    When I was a teenager I got ripped abs by just doing sit ups, lots of them but then again I was skinny so it was easier to have visible abs once they were developed by the sit ups. And I was active so that counted for doing cardio. Most people will not get ripped abs from just doing sit ups, especially if they are not very active and have a lot of stomach fat to begin with. Most people would need to eat clean, do some form of cardio they enjoy (so they can stick with it), and train abs with a variety of abs exercises that target the lower abs , obliques and upper abs if they are serious about getting ripped. Also its easier to get abs if that not your only goal and you also work out your other body parts so that you have a complete physique. You will find that lifting heavy weight involves you core and that your abs get trained indirectly ( lifting weights helps with getting thick abs).


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