The Truth about Sit Ups and Crunches: are you just wasting your time?

I hate sit-ups probably because i’m lazy but thank God i have a reason never to try them again. :p

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Crunches and sit-ups have for decades been promoted as great exercises for trimming the waistline or getting the washboard stomach look. Walk into any gym and you won’t need to look far to find people devoting a significant chunk of their workout to performing numerous repetitions of these exercises and you can usually be assured of seeing a “30 minute” abs class on the timetable.

If you’re someone who regularly performs these exercises in the hope of slimming down your waistline then you may be interested to know that, according to a recent study that was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, you’re wasting your time!

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