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Two questions about doing sit ups

(6 Posts)
Hedgerow7 Thu 16-Jun-11 00:55:47

Hi. I'm trying to sort out my tummy smile

When you do sit ups, are you supposed to tilt your pelvis up while you do them?

ALso, if my jaw starts to ache am I doing something wrong?

THanks smile

winnybella Thu 16-Jun-11 01:01:14

I imagine your jaw hurts because you're clenching your teeth?
I think you're supposed to keep your pelvis straight.

But for your stomach the best thing is to lay down and do horizontal and vrtical 'scizzors' with your legs- but keep them just a few inches off the ground. It kills but works.

winnybella Thu 16-Jun-11 01:01:38

or scissors

eurochick Thu 16-Jun-11 11:46:39

Sit ups are pretty rubbish exercises for tummies. Try planks to really work your stomach muscles.

Hedgerow7 Fri 17-Jun-11 00:15:12

Thanks folks. I shall look up scissors and planks. smile

Highlander Fri 17-Jun-11 19:31:59

there's a lot of info on you tube for doing good sit-ups.

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