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Situps Vers. My Butt Hurts

Ok, I didn't know where else to put this. I do situps daily to tighten my up stomach. I do around 150-200 a day. My tailbone in specific starts to hurt. I tried doing it on a pad but it still bothers me. Anyone know what I could change up to help? Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:16 PM jfnirvana292 is offline  
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This should go into Bone Closet because they could offer you better advice than here.

Anyways, don't do sit ups, they are an outdated exercise that have much better alternatives. I'm no abdominal expert but just google 'best exercises for abs' and you'll find some good results.
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This should go into Bone Closet because they could offer you better advice than here.

Anyways, don't do sit ups, they are an outdated exercise that have much better alternatives. I'm no abdominal expert but just google 'best exercises for abs' and you'll find some good results.

Thanks, mods please move to bone closet?
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do you have an exercise ball?
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Don't do so many situps, you're wasting your time. You won't lose any abdominal fat by doing ab exercises. You can strengthen/enlarge your abs, but you should start doing weighted or more challenging exercises if you're doing a couple hundred situps a day.
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do you have an exercise ball?

No, are those good to use?
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Don't do so many situps, you're wasting your time. You won't lose any abdominal fat by doing ab exercises. You can strengthen/enlarge your abs, but you should start doing weighted or more challenging exercises if you're doing a couple hundred situps a day.

Well, I started about 4 months ago. I lost 40 lbs, and went from a "beer belly" to the start of a 6 pack, but its not improving. Its not refined... know what i mean?
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1. Sit-ups are not what you want to be doing to work ANY part of your body, as they're terrible for your back, neck, etc.

2. You definitely are wasting your time doing the situps, they aren't going to develop your six pack.

3. Six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. If you work out in the morning, and have a couple slices of pizza that night, you aren't going to develop one. Most people already have the definition of a six pack, it's just covered by fat.

Get an exercise ball, use it for crunches, watch your diet, and lift weights, working out all parts of your body, not just your stomach. It'll help you burn calories and get rid of that fat. It's going to take a lot more work than 200 sit-ups a day.
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1. Sit-ups are not what you want to be doing to work ANY part of your body, as they're terrible for your back, neck, etc.

2. You definitely are wasting your time doing the situps, they aren't going to develop your six pack.

3. Six packs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. If you work out in the morning, and have a couple slices of pizza that night, you aren't going to develop one. Most people already have the definition of a six pack, it's just covered by fat.

Get an exercise ball, use it for crunches, watch your diet, and lift weights, working out all parts of your body, not just your stomach. It'll help you burn calories and get rid of that fat. It's going to take a lot more work than 200 sit-ups a day.

Thanks for the advice. Its not the only thing I do. I run 1 mile a day, pushups, situps, curls, squats etc... sucks but i lost 40 lbs lol, just want to do more. Ill look into getting an exercise ball though!
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You know, this thread is filled with a lot of BS.

Here's the low-down for you:

As with any exercise, bad form makes an exercise "bad" or potentially harmful. Period. It's important to remember to keep your back tight when you do sit ups. This is essential in balancing the load placed on your abs and your lower back when you do the exercise. If you keep your back rounded, your lower back will be strained. Keep it straight and tight and remember that you are to contract the abs in order to pull yourself up. Just one tip, though: if you have a decline bench, weights, or both, instead of doing so many sit ups, you can do sets of weighted/incline/weighted incline (had to cover all my bases there) sit ups, which are great for strengthening your core.

Now, the reason why you've seen a halt in your ab definition has nothing to do with your routine. Instead, you've reached a point where your diet is the limiting factor. If you want your abs to show, you have to lower your body fat percentage. You're going to have to figure out what means you want to take to change your diet and exercise regimen to make those goals happen, as there are different ways you can approach that.
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The first reply to this thread should've been, "Read the FAQ, you can't spot reduce fat."
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Thanks for the advice. Its not the only thing I do. I run 1 mile a day, pushups, situps, curls, squats etc... sucks but i lost 40 lbs lol, just want to do more. Ill look into getting an exercise ball though!

Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Overhead Press


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i like doing planks, 4x 1min hold. great way to strengthen your core.
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