Fifty sit-ups every night is an idea that comes to mind for many people at some point in their lives. Whether you’re thinking of 50 sit-ups, 50 sit-ups, 50 leg raises, or even 50 knee high jump squats. Consistently working your abs a little bit each night will actually give you little results.
You must first understand what you really want to do. What’s your end goal with all these abs? Do you want to burn the fat in your midsection? Or do you just want strong, strong abs? Or maybe it’s both, yeah?
Well, if you really want to burn your belly fat, then concentrating on abdominal muscle exercises will give you very little success. You need to adapt a healthy diet and exercise program. This should absolutely include some type of cardiovascular routine, as well as 2-3 days of weight training a week.
The fat around your midsection is not there because you have weak abs. You could do sit-ups every day until it hurts to laugh, and all you do is enlarge your abs. You are not burning a lot of fat at all.
Start doing cardio to burn fat, eat healthy foods, and you will burn that fat forever.
If you just want to contract those abs and get a six pack then it’s the same as fat deposits are usually what makes our stomachs look soft. By burning that fat, the skin will contract to outline the abdominal muscles. In this case, you need to do abdominal exercises to build that muscle.
50 sit-ups a night is not the way to do this. You need to do a good, effective and almost exhausting abs workout 3-4 days a week at most.
- Wait until you have not eaten for 2 hours.
- Lie down and start doing sit-ups (mentally focus on tightening your abs with each crunch)
- Keep track of how many you do
- Keep doing them until you can no longer lift your shoulder blades off the floor (you may be surprised)
- Wait 3-5 minutes
- Do it again, live to do the same number
- Again, 3-5 minutes.
- Do it one more time, fighting for that first number again
Now once you have completed them, you need to write down the numbers for each of the 3 sets. Do this routine every other night. After the first week, try to add 10 or 15 to each set you do. Increase that number each week.
There are many other abdominal exercises that you can do, and others may be more effective for you, while others may not be. Either way, it really doesn’t matter what moves you do, just live for this kind of performance-driven training, and the results will follow.