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I'm going to do 10000 situps.

Cameron_1969Cameron_1969 Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
my goal is a month. I've lost 15 lbs and going for 8 more. but when i finally reveal my core through the 20 yrs of fat..i want to actually see an ab there!
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  • Cameron_1969Cameron_1969 Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    heres my progress pic. think it'll work?gu43k0xlbvx4.png
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 3,057 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,057 Member
    You can do it! If you follow a protocol like The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout, then you can do 500 situps per workout. As long as you get 20 workouts in for the month (with proper form and not messing up your lower back), then you're set!

    With this protocol, you'd even do a strength movement in between (like squats, dips, chin ups, etc).

    While I'm doing the original version now, if you replace every instance of "kettlebell" with "sit up" then you'll get the gist 😂
  • Cameron_1969Cameron_1969 Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    there is no way i can do 500 situps in a day. maybe once but I'd be wrecked for a week.(at least to start). i was planning to start w 200 and increase. it may be more like six weeks though, which is okay. i would have to average 333 3333333333 per day to make a month..
  • MaltedTeaMaltedTea Member, Premium Posts: 3,057 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,057 Member
    I'm sure you'll get it done regardless!

    btw, I already see upper abs poking through so you're more than getting to goal. Keep it up and keep us posted!
  • Cameron_1969Cameron_1969 Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    okay. so far ive got 30. but hey i just got snipped on friday, not supposed to be doing situps at all! (but doc didn't say i cant drink!).
  • Cameron_1969Cameron_1969 Member Posts: 2,875 Member Member Posts: 2,875 Member
    MaltedTea wrote: »
    I'm sure you'll get it done regardless!

    btw, I already see upper abs poking through so you're more than getting to goal. Keep it up and keep us posted!
    Thanks for the encoragement. I wish that upper ab was an upper ab. lol. that will dissaoear when i lose this last 8 lbs (hopefully!)
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,107 Member Member Posts: 36,107 Member
    Good luck with that! That's a lotta sit ups
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,352 Member Member Posts: 1,352 Member
    okay. so far ive got 30. but hey i just got snipped on friday, not supposed to be doing situps at all! (but doc didn't say i cant drink!).

    Abs are made in the kitchen. Sitting around drinking with a sack of frozen peas on your sack isn't going to help get visible abs :).
  • OnedaywriterOnedaywriter Member Posts: 207 Member Member Posts: 207 Member
    You can do it!!! Might have to break it into like 7 x 50 a day or something but you can!!

    But why. Why not 2000 sit-ups, 2000 tuckups, 2000 flutter kicks, 2000 Russian twists and 2000 candlesticks? Or something like that to work uppers, lowers, obliques etc. Your upper abs are already through and sit-ups mainly work the uppers.
  • dragon_girl26dragon_girl26 Member Posts: 1,807 Member Member Posts: 1,807 Member
    You can do it!!! Might have to break it into like 7 x 50 a day or something but you can!!

    But why. Why not 2000 sit-ups, 2000 tuckups, 2000 flutter kicks, 2000 Russian twists and 2000 candlesticks? Or something like that to work uppers, lowers, obliques etc. Your upper abs are already through and sit-ups mainly work the uppers.

    I like this. Why focus on one specific exercise when you can work more than one area? Less chance of an injury perhaps too.
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 659 Member Member Posts: 659 Member
    I would strongly recommend planks.. Front, side, twists, jumping jack... That and boxing is what made my abs really pop back in the day.

    The abs are still there... They're just in witness protection for now.
  • VolsG8rH8rVolsG8rH8r Member Posts: 43 Member Member Posts: 43 Member
    I agree with some of the others. I wouldn't use just one exercise that much. You need balance with multiple abdominal exercises.
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 914 Member Member Posts: 914 Member
    1000 sit-ups seems like a recipe for a back injury. As others have pointed out there are many safer exercises you could do to help with those abs.

    If you really want to do sit-ups though, 1000 is still completely unnecessary. Do you have any weights you could use? You could hold a 45 lb plate while doing those sit-ups to add some resistance in and make the muscles work more. I still STRONGLY caution being careful with form on the sit-ups though as it is fairly common for people to get back injuries from them.
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 791 Member Member Posts: 791 Member
    Find a good chiropractor first. Hollow body holds and dumbbell pullovers would work great.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,352 Member Member Posts: 1,352 Member
    okay. so far ive got 30. but hey i just got snipped on friday, not supposed to be doing situps at all! (but doc didn't say i cant drink!).

    To be honest if you want to do 10k setups in a month and 'so far I got 30" you may need some more conditioning before going for 10k in a month.

    As others have mentioned though, personally don't think that's a very good goal.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,352 Member Member Posts: 1,352 Member
    Dogmom1978 wrote: »
    1000 sit-ups seems like a recipe for a back injury. As others have pointed out there are many safer exercises you could do to help with those abs.

    If you really want to do sit-ups though, 1000 is still completely unnecessary. Do you have any weights you could use? You could hold a 45 lb plate while doing those sit-ups to add some resistance in and make the muscles work more. I still STRONGLY caution being careful with form on the sit-ups though as it is fairly common for people to get back injuries from them.

    Traditional sit ups are hard on the back in many cases, why would you suggest loading them?
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 914 Member Member Posts: 914 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Dogmom1978 wrote: »
    1000 sit-ups seems like a recipe for a back injury. As others have pointed out there are many safer exercises you could do to help with those abs.

    If you really want to do sit-ups though, 1000 is still completely unnecessary. Do you have any weights you could use? You could hold a 45 lb plate while doing those sit-ups to add some resistance in and make the muscles work more. I still STRONGLY caution being careful with form on the sit-ups though as it is fairly common for people to get back injuries from them.

    Traditional sit ups are hard on the back in many cases, why would you suggest loading them?

    If the OP is insistent on doing them, rather than doing 1000 of them where you are guaranteed to NOT have proper form attempting to do so many, doing far fewer loaded ones with proper form would help avoid the injury.

    I think people have made suggestions of better exercises that would be more useful for the purpose of building abs. My guess to the 1000 is the desire to overload to build said abs. Again, adding weight and doing fewer sit-ups would be a better idea IF this person decides they MUST stick with sit-ups.
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 659 Member Member Posts: 659 Member
    I also support lesser volume, more weight. Try using a 10lb medicine ball.

    Lay on the floor, knees bent with arms outstretched holding the ball. As you sit up, bring the ball over and up to your chest and then tap the floor in front of your feet. As you return back to the initial starting position, move the ball to tap it on the floor above your head again.

    Also try Russian twists with tapping the ball on each side of you. Killer ab workout and way less repetition.

    Leg raises will also work the lower abs.
    If you want that six pack (after losing the fat that hides them), you want to be sure to be working all parts of the ab muscles... Sit-ups tend to only really work the top four.

    Twists and side planks work the oblique, leg raises work lower abs. Etc.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,928 Member Member Posts: 9,928 Member
    Your poor spine! 😯
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