Ab Workouts Are Not The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat

Submitted by on Aug 16, 2012

There is always a common belief that ab workouts will help you to lose belly fat. This concept also told by my personal fitness trainer. However, this is the biggest misconceptions after I have learned from Michael Geary. He is a recognized International Fitness Expert, and contributing writer for Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine. It seems that everyone is always asking him what the best ab workouts are to get a flatter stomach.

According to Michael Geary, the problem is that most people are searching for the wrong exercises and workout types to lose stubborn belly fat. Most people are searching for some miraculous combination of abs exercises combined into the best ab workout ever invented that will burn off their belly fat faster than you can read this article.

Unfortunately, ab-specific workouts do NOT burn fat off of your belly. They only tone and strengthen the underlying abdominal muscles. What you really need to focus on is a full body strategic workout that will cause a much greater metabolic rate increase and fat-burning hormonal response from your training program as a whole.

In addition, simply doing cardiovascular workouts will not necessarily create the greatest metabolic response or hormonal response either. What you really need is a much more rounded training program that focuses on training the entire body with resistance training and multi-joint exercises in a higher intensity fashion.

This type of high intensity full body training combined with a healthy balanced diet full of nutrient density on a regular basis, is the real key secret to losing the extra stomach fat that covers up the abs. This is a much better plan of attack than just trying to do ab workouts and hoping that just doing a bunch of ab exercises like crunches and leg raises are going to make you lose your belly fat.

The amazing thing is that the majority of the population still believes that in order to get rid of belly fat, you need to do ab workouts every day using hundreds of reps. Michael Geary has seen people giving this type of erroneous advice every day on all of the fitness forums, hence, his advice is “Please do not waste your time with this type of advice!”

Now you may ask me “how can an abs expert not recommend abdominal exercises?”

However, I do strongly believe Michael Geary’s advices that a certain amount of ab-specific exercises mixed into your routines are the most beneficial for fat loss. Ab workouts will help you strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles and are useful for other purposes such as a healthy back and posture when done correctly. But the fact remains that ab workouts are not the best way to lose belly fat!

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2 Comments

  1. Jason says:

    Thanks for sharing. I also thought abs workout can burn my belly fat in short period. Btw, my belly not as big as others, just a typical newly married guy, getting belly fat right after married. I’ll read your other articles for more info. Daniel, any suggestion to burn my belly fat? It is getting “bigger”…

    • Daniel says:

      Tq Jason. Well, since your belly still small, the best way to burn fat is simply adjusting your lifestyle habits. Mind to tell me more about your current lifestyle?

      -Daniel

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