Some people think that the sit-up exercise technique is an effective way to help flatten a distended stomach and burn fat in the stomach.

Do sit ups get rid of a distended stomach?

However, many health experts say that this is just a myth.

So far, there has been no research that states that exercise by targeting these body parts can burn fat in these parts specifically.

The reason is, sit-ups are great for strengthening the abdominal and lower back muscles

but have no impact on body fat stored in these areas.

This movement can strengthen and tone the rectus abdominis or the muscles

that make up the abdomen and the transversus abdominis or the deepest layer of the abdominal muscles, according to the

Doing sit-ups alone will certainly not help to get a flat stomach

Sit-ups do not target the stomach specifically,

but can help lose fat throughout the body.

Doing moderate-intensity sit-ups for 10 minutes without a break can burn as much as 60 calories,

citing the Times of India. Body weight also has a big role to play.