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Sit ups vs. Push-ups?

We all have exercises we love to hate. When posed with the question of choosing a favorite between the mainstays of calisthenics, Lauren Conrad admitting to hating both sit ups and push-ups.

So tell me in a battle for your heart, which exercise do you love more?

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MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
Push-ups take less time. I love how fit I feel when I do a few sets.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
Push-ups are crazy-hard, but I surprised myself by being able to do 5 of them with my hands balanced on a weight ball last month! I'm working up to being able to do 20, right now, it's about 7-10 regular push-ups and the rest with one the knees. But at least I'm trying!
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
Push-ups are crazy-hard, but I surprised myself by being able to do 5 of them with my hands balanced on a weight ball last month! I'm working up to being able to do 20, right now, it's about 7-10 regular push-ups and the rest with one the knees.But at least I'm trying!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I dont mind situp....its pushups that I hate!!!!!!!!
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I hate them both...but I don't do sit-ups, I do crunches. I can't do a regular pushup...I still do them on my knees.
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
I'd much rather do sit ups. Well, I need to just do both since my workout plan is nonexistent these days and my health is starting to really reflect it (I'm in bed again with a cold UGH!)
staticnoise staticnoise 8 years
i hate sit ups from the bottom of my heart. but pushups are fun!
LadyP LadyP 8 years
I love doing all kinds of different sit ups. I have a weak upper body so push ups are harder for me but when I do them, I feel stronger each time.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
even though I think sit ups are better I prefer push ups
digibron digibron 8 years
My arms are too weak for push ups yet! Now, are sit ups and crunches the same thing? I don't think I could actually sit all the way up (like in that photo up there) - I find it hard enough to get my shoulders off the ground during a crunch. :P
digibron digibron 8 years
My arms are too weak for push ups yet!Now, are sit ups and crunches the same thing? I don't think I could actually sit all the way up (like in that photo up there) - I find it hard enough to get my shoulders off the ground during a crunch. :P
vitisva vitisva 8 years
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vitisva vitisva 8 years
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Swen Swen 8 years
Hate them both. I should really try to do more push-ups though. My arms are not very toned
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
I prefer sit ups
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
I prefer sit ups
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I love them both. I think push-ups are very effective. To do a full push-up correctly with proper form, it takes the whole body. I love it. I like to do repetitions and sets. I like to take it slow and deliberate to THOROUGHLY condition all my muscles. Love it.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I love them both.I think push-ups are very effective. To do a full push-up correctly with proper form, it takes the whole body. I love it. I like to do repetitions and sets. I like to take it slow and deliberate to THOROUGHLY condition all my muscles. Love it.
luiyuming luiyuming 8 years
I've got a weak right wrist so I tend to strain it when I do push ups, so I think sit-ups are easier by far.
bekah-boo bekah-boo 8 years
For whatever reason, push ups have always been more challenging to me! I'd do a sit up anyday. I need to work on my upper body strength for sure!
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
I love push-ups! I like to do the tricep ones for a challenge (keep your arms beneath your shoulders and make sure your elbows go backwards instead of outward). Do about 10 of those and it's like doing 20 normal push-ups!I despise sit-ups, or any ab exercise.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
I love push-ups! I like to do the tricep ones for a challenge (keep your arms beneath your shoulders and make sure your elbows go backwards instead of outward). Do about 10 of those and it's like doing 20 normal push-ups! I despise sit-ups, or any ab exercise.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love doing them both, but I think I get better results from push-ups. There are much better exercises for your abs than sit-ups, so I don't do them very often. I'm trying to work up to doing 200 push-ups a day...currently, I can do about 100.
imcs imcs 8 years
I love both, but push ups require entire body fitness, so technically while doing push ups you're still doing abs :-) I love the way toned arms look, and they're usually easier to come by than a six pack.
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