Treadmill Workouts : What Do Sit-Ups Do?

Sit-ups engage all abdominal muscles, which reduces fat and tones the muscles. Learn more about what sit-ups do with expert tips from a fitness instructor in this free video about easy cardiovascular workouts.

Expert: Aaron Hale
Bio: Aaron Hale has been a American Fitness Professional and Associates Cardio & Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2002.
Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

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  • I already told you. even i was very sad since i workout well for abs but nothing was coming.

    And one of my friend working in fitness field suggested me this 7 secret food items to kill our jelly belly.

    worth watch here now bit.ly/1f09EHr?=ztdlw

  • @bobbob12g What is "loose" weight?

  • @weedyak Yes but not entirely, when you are not exercising, just take your ipod and walk/jog for an hour.

  • tyciol says:

    @Thomisco7 Actually, since everyone has abs, a slim body is enough to see them. But, if you build the muscle, you can see it more easily at a higher level of body fat.

  • tyciol says:

    @DerrickSilk That is admirable work. Whether or not you will become slim or be able to view your rectus abdominis depends on your diet. Bicycling will increase your energy consumption. Combined with calorie restriction it can get you there. D+E combination often works better.

  • tyciol says:

    @slickrich28 Fat is burned when energy demands are increased, triglycerides split into fatty acids that fuel aerobic demands in most of the body's cells and glycerin which can fuel the brain. Ketone byproducts can also fuel the brain.

  • tyciol says:

    @bobbob12g Your understanding is not correct. Anaerobic exercise is also aerobic exercise. It is exercise that exceeds the ability to produce energy with oxygen. Oxygen is still being used. Fat is still being burned.

    The simple fact is this: anaerobic exercises burns as much fat as is possible to burn. Aerobic exercises does not, if lactate is not being produced, maximal oxygen is not being utilized.

    Please study aerobic and anaerobic metabolism before making further comments, it is sequential

  • tyciol says:

    @givemerockbitch You misunderstand: working a muscle, while it may burn fat that comes from the area around it, does not do so preferentially. The abdominal muscles can hypertrophy and grow bigger even if people do unweighted repetitions. Using a dumbbell is an excellent timesaver for strong people so that fewer repetitions are required.

    The abs should still be built even if you have midsection fat. They are important for posture and will eventually help reduce fat stores in general.

  • tyciol says:

    @weedyak Weed, all exercise burns calories. These calories can come from fat all over your body. There is no evidence that working a specific muscle will burn fat in the cells on top of the muscle, but abdominal exercise is part of an overall fitness routine. Working all the muscles in your body will spread out the work so you can do more of it, and burn more fat overall. If your body loses fat, inevitably some of it will come off of your midsection.

  • tyciol says:

    @bobbob12g Dude, what are you talking about? They burn both bro. Our aerobic metabolism can be fueled by either fat or carbohydrate.

    When we exceed our aerobic capacity then yes, we get the extra energy from glycolysis and fermentation, but the body is still using as much oxygen as possible to burn, and due to the shortage of carbohydrate (which is being turned into lactate) it will preferentially burn fatty acids as they are released to supplement the cell's energy demands to spare glycogen.

  • nimmy yousaf says:

    does this get rid of fat off the belly

  • situps do work if you only have a little bit of fat becuase what mucles do as they get stronger they burn more fat around the area just dont do situps with a dumbell or something because if you still have fat ,that will get your muscles bigger and it will make you look bigger if there is still fat around it
    trust me i know from experience

  • Owen Ritchie says:

    do running and other cardio fitness to lose weight , sit ups hardly burn any fat

  • and keeping the right diet

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