2 QUESTIONS

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Apr 26, 2014 12:31pm
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1) Are sit-ups a better exercise than crunches? Because it feels like sit-ups are extended crunches.
2) Aren't sit-ups an abs-exercise? Because I just did 80 sit ups (and 20 crunches) and even though I expected my abs to hurt, my back aches instead.

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Apr 26, 2014 1:47pm
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Yes set Ups are abs exercise .. Crunches work on the 2 uper muscles .. And set ups work on the 4 upper muscles !

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Apr 26, 2014 1:48pm
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Does your back is a little bet bent over !?

26 Apr
Because this my couse youe some pain during set ups
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Apr 26, 2014 2:26pm
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What exercise is good for the muscles of the belly button area?

27 Apr
There are alot of exercises , try the one called elbow plank with spider kicks , its the best for you core and belly , I can do a great workout for you for your belly If you want ;)
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Apr 27, 2014 9:01pm
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If you do a full sit up you engage the hip flexers as well(iliopsoas muscles) which have attachments into the spine as well causing your back extensors to engage, when doing a full sit up.  To limit back pain either do crunches or strengthen the low back as well.

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