There seems to be a lot of confusion about what the best methods are for getting rid of that stubborn belly fat once and for all. Much of the problem lies in the fact that the majority of people are going about it the wrong way. Ask ten different trainers what the best exercises for abs are and chances are you’ll get ten different answers. What we do know are the tried and true methods that work time and time again.
One of the main things that people get wrong is in obtaining the proper nutrition when it comes to losing body fat. The problem here is in the fact that there is so much conflicting information out there as to what a healthy fat-loss diet really is that most people just don’t know where to turn. Seems like every time you turn around there’s some new gimmick or fad diet that’s all the rave so you go out and waste more time and money on something else that doesn’t work. I’d be willing to bet you have several of these books on your shelf and a few of these devices stashed in a box somewhere, right? What it boils down to is that you have to lose the stomach fat that’s covering up your abs before you can even begin to see them. We’ll address this more below and in future articles to come.
Another misconception people have is when it comes to the actual exercises for abs themselves. Here again, many people are just wasting their time by targeting abs-specific training. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that crunches, leg raises and other exercises for abdominal fat loss are a waste of time. They just don’t provide enough of a metabolic response when it comes to increasing hormones to levels necessary for burning fat. Which brings me to my next concept regarding body fat reduction…
As I’ve said before, the best exercises for abs aren’t really the best abs exercise for obtaining flat, lean abs or for revealing that six-pack that’s hiding underneath all that belly fat. If you want a real abs work out you need to look at the bigger picture. High intensity, full body workout programs provide a much better stimulus when it comes to exercises for stomach fat loss. If you want real results, forget about crunches and sit-ups because crunches provide the least amount of resistance and that is what you need in order to develop and tone your muscles. Focusing on working out the body as a whole by targeting larger muscle groups instead of isolating specific smaller muscles will give you a much better response.
By controlling your diet and eating for fat loss in order to get to where you can actually see your abs, continue to work them by incorporating a full body training regimen instead of just concentrating on them by themselves and soon, before you know it, you will have the abs that you will be proud to show (off).