It’s an age old frustration for anybody who knows anything about getting a six pack. Still, however, people constantly ask about ab exercises and doing sit ups to reduce abdominal fat! Instead of anecdotal evidence and telling them they are crazy, you can just point them to this piece of research, as discussed by The Muscle PhD.
In a six-week experiment subjects undertook multiple sets of ab exercises twice a week. As you’ve probably already guessed, it had no effect whatsoever on abdominal fat. But it did strengthen their abdominal muscles.
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So, the takeaway points – sit ups are good for strengthening those abs but not good for reducing abdominal fat.