The Short Answer from a medical weight management expert

Q: Will sit-ups reduce your abdominal fat?

A: No. Sit-ups are great for tightening your core. They strengthen and tone your rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus and oblique abdominal muscles. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends three sets of 8 to 12 repetitions three times per week.

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