Sit-ups are an abdominal exercise that primarily focuses on abdominal muscles, specifically your transverse abdominals, obliques, and rectus abdominal.
At the same time, sit-ups also target other muscles including hip flexors, neck, chest, and lower back muscles.
This conventional and simple-form of exercise offers so many benefits when added to your total body workout.
Still, even doing 50 sit-ups a day can already give your body with many good things, such as boosting muscle mass, developing core strength, and many more, which we will be going over in a while.
For a closer look at these benefits, continue watching this video.
You never know, at the end of this clip, you may be fully motivated by doing 50 sit-ups every day.
1. Provides strength to the diaphragm
The diaphragm plays a huge role in the respiratory department of your body.
Having a strong diaphragm means having a strong respiratory function as well.
This strength in the diaphragm can be developed and improved through a boost in athletic activities, say, doing 50 sit-ups a day.
Simply put, sit-ups help regulate your blood pressure, lowers stress, and many more by strengthening your diaphragm.
2. Builds core strength
In case you don’t know, core strength is extremely important.
If you’re lacking in this aspect, you could easily feel discomfort even by just doing everyday things.
For instance, your back can hurt for no reason when you stand on a line.
People may also point out to you about your weak posture.
By doing at least 50 sit-ups a day, it builds those muscles responsible for activities like bending, standing straight, or performing other physical and athletic activities.
As a result, you can do all those things with ease.
3. Increases muscle mass
According to a study and research on elderly women, performing sit-ups regularly has lowered their chances of losing muscle mass from their bodies as they age.
This medical phenomenon of losing muscles with age is called sarcopenia.
Engaging in exercises that work your abdomen muscles help prevent having this condition.
4. Prevents injuries
Have you had muscle spasm before?
If so, then you must know how excruciatingly painful it is.
In fact, it’s one of the most painful injuries.
By having control over your muscles, you can avoid such injuries.
Sit-ups, for instance, allows you to control your core muscles, which function by providing body balance and flexibility and improving posture.
Through sit-ups and other core muscle exercises, you can prevent the loss of balance and fall when you grow old.
It also improves your hip and spinal flexibility, allowing better mobility and a lesser chance of muscle tightness.
5. An exercise that introduces multiple variations
Lots of exercises target the abdominal, chest, and hip muscles.
However, after a long time, your body will get used to them and they won’t be as effective as before.
But with sit-ups, it’s the kind of exercise that comes with multiple variations.
It lets you constantly change your moves so your muscles can get a new workout every time.
Some variations you can try are sit-ups on a gym ball, elbows to the knee sit-ups, v-up, and more.
Now, do you feel like doing sit-ups every day?
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