Plant Based Diet
Plant Based Diet
By | October 9th, 2013 | Modified - April 23rd, 2014

One Hundred Morning Sit-ups

One Hundred Morning Sit-Ups
One Hundred Morning Sit-Ups

One hundred sit-ups this morning followed by one hundred sit-ups this evening. I also throw in other abdominal exercises while I am at the gym, but the sit-ups keep me company at home and are part of my daily routine.

Though I do other stomach exercises, sit-ups are my core abdominal workout. For me, doing sit-ups makes all my other abdominal exercises easier and not the other way around. I also like leg raises as a compliment my sit-ups.

The benefits of sit-ups and developing a strong core is they make all my other exercises easier to do: boxing, kick boxing, cycling, spinning, power walking, and running. Just having a strong core positively affects my life because it makes staying calm easier since it helps to keep my breathing level and under control.

I have a method to the madness of my workouts and that is controlled speed which leads to stamina and power. I take this methodology to my sit-ups also. I do them as fast as I can with controlled motion.

Of course it gets more taxing as I go through the whole sit-up exercise, but as I continue to build my strength and power it becomes less taxing as I continue through the sit-ups. Once I can do the sit-ups at the same speed all the way through, I can then add more repetitions.

If I am just learning the movement of an exercise I would start off slow though to make sure I built the correct mechanics. But after I learned the mechanics, I want to go fast to push my cardio. Correct and sustained movement plus speed builds power.

I change up my positions while doing sit-ups, whether on a bench or flat on the floor. I do like using the decline bench to put more pressure on my abs during the decline position.

Essential piece of equipment, the yoga mat underneath my behind and some shea butter on my behind! If I don’t use them both while doing sit-ups, I will end up scraping skin off my behind and that is not a nice feeling.

Always remember a plant based diet and exercise lead to healthy living.

This is just a quick fifteen second of me getting my sit-ups burn in.

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I obtained a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. I eat a plant based diet and I am an avid researcher of the benefits of a whole food, plant based alkaline diet. I obtained a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and have studied social work. I am a web designer/developer and I enjoy boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging. Eating a plant based diet and exercising is a great way to achieve healthy living. ~ Natural Life Energy

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  • Okay, I’m going to be truthful here. When I was going to the gym more regularly I was doing stomach crunches, not full on sit-ups. I had gotten myself up to 600 each time, which was making it through 2 full songs on the MP3 player. Yet the stomach never firmed up over a year nor did my stomach come down. Then I read one of those health magazines where it said stomach crunches won’t do anything for most people, only those who are already naturally thin, that it’s all about diet. So I stopped; just wasn’t getting anything from it anyway.
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    • Aqiyl says:

      Hey Mitch thanks for stopping by. I was never a crunch person because I also got nothing from it. Sit-ups on the other hand have been marvelous for me. Sit-ups will help tighten the stomach but if you have a lot of fat your stomach, your stomach muscles will get strong but you will still have a belly.

      The sit-ups will help to bring in your stomach some, but you will also have to address removing fat from the stomach with diet. Diet in itself with remove the stomach size but it won’t result in a 6 pack. The 6 pack comes from stomach exercises.


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