Myth #3: Sit-ups are the key to getting “cut” ab muscles.
Truth: If you have layers of abdominal fat covering your abs, situps, or any other exercise, for that matter, won’t do you much good.
For a strong, cut midsection, keep in mind these tips:
Train your abs with resistance. If you are a beginner, try crunches without resistance first. As you get stronger, then move to more challenging moves or crunches using a Swiss Ball.
You need consistent cardiovascular exercise (helps to burn fat faster, performed at 80% of your maximum heart rate).
Cut the fat in your diet to shed body fat and create definition. This is the only way your abs will show through! Remember, great abs are made in the kitchen!