Are you trying to lose that annoying Belly Fat? I’m sure you have heard that sit-ups and crunches are the way to do it, because those exercises make use of the abdominal muscles. However while it is absolutely true that sit-ups will strengthen the abdominal muscles and make you stronger in that area, and you may look thinner because your improved muscles hold in the fat better, this does not actually reduce belly fat!
If you think endless sit-ups are going to get you the flat, lean tummy you desire, you might be wasting your time.
Sit-ups actually aren’t doing the job because your stomach’s made up of three layers, only one of which gets worked from doing sit-ups.
People who do heaps of sit-ups but don’t prime the deep layer first will get a hard, bulging stomach.
But there’s good news: simply changing the way you sit is an effective tummy workout in itself.
You can actually work your stomach all day by changing your posture . Every time you slump, deep muscles turn off.
Situps and ab work will not do anything to help the “belly fat”. If anything, it can make it look worse because you will be building muscles underneath and actually “push” your stomach out. The only real thing you can do is to continue to work on the cardio.
The key to losing belly fat is actually quite simple, and there really is no secret or special program – exercise more, and eat less (and eat well). So the two key action points are firstly to reduce the calories you eat with smaller amounts of food or lower calorie foods. Secondly, every day perform some physical exercise. Do this and you WILL lose that belly fat once and for all!