Why Your Abs Aren’t Toned From Crunches

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I do crunches religiously, but I don’t seem to get more toned in my abdominal region. What’s my problem?

A:  You may need to spend less time doing crunches and more time on the treadmill, stair climber, or stationary bike. Contrary to popular belief, abdominal tone doesn’t come from doing a million crunches. In fact, you may already have abs of steel — they simply may be covered by a layer of insulation. So, instead of doing 10 or 15 minutes of crunches, try doing three to five minutes of exercises targeting different abdominal muscles as well as your lower back; focus on using good form and really tightening those muscles. Then spend the extra five to seven minutes burning fat with a cardio activity such as running or cycling.

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Will Ab Exercises Make Me Look Bigger?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: I have always heard that doing crunches or any other abdominal workout will flatten your stomach, but recently I was told that doing stomach exercises alone will only make your midsection look bigger by basically building muscle under fat. Which is true?

A:  Your abdominal wall is basically composed of layers of muscle covered by fat. Some people have very little fat and very defined muscles six-pack abs. Others have a very thick layer of fat, which essentially hides the muscles underneath (a beer belly). In order to “flatten” your stomach, you need to reduce the amount of fat in your abdomen area, and this is only achieved through weight loss.Doing abdominal exercises does nothing to reduce your fat layer, but it also does NOT make your belly bigger. For the average person, the fat layer is so much bigger than the muscle layer that adding a little muscle has no appreciable effect on the size of your stomach. To get the abdomen you want, lose some belly fat and add some abdominal muscle.

Learn more in the Everyday Health Fitness Center.


 

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Gisele Bundchen – Best Abs

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I always thought this Angel had the best body and amazing abs.  Those genes…sigh!

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References:

http://www.zimbio.com/Gisele+Bundchen/articles/151/Gisele+Bikini+Pics+Miami+Beach

http://hotgirlsattitudes.blogspot.com/2008/10/gisele-bundchen-hot_21.html

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