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Question - April 8th 2012, 11:00 PM

How come I can do sit ups at school in gym class, but I cant do them at home? Have I gained a lot of weight or something since the last time I did them in school in the fall? It seems like I've been losing weight so I dont get it
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Re: Question - April 9th 2012, 12:14 AM

Last time you did them was fall you say, which is about 6 months ago right? It only takes 5 days to start losing muscle tone, so if you haven't done this exercise for that long, you've probably simply lost some muscle.

It's easy to get back though, you just have to work the muscles. Technique and the sort of floor you're on make a difference, it's quite possible that the floor you were on in your gym class at school is very different to the floor you're attempting to do this on at home.

Also, if you fin you can't yet manage full sit ups, there are simpler, easier versions that build the same muscles.
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Re: Question - April 9th 2012, 12:06 PM

Jess is correct. If it has been awhile since you last did sit ups, then you've probably lost some muscle tone. Just work your way up again.

Also, gaining weight has nothing to do with being able to do them. It's all about the frequency and your muscle tone.
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