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Which Ab Workout is the Best to Lose Stomach Fat?

Updated on March 24, 2010

Burn Fat the Right Way

You've started working on your abs, good for you! If you have been working on your abs for awhile, most likely you're beginning to see results. Maybe you have the ab routine down pat, and would like to concentrate on the one workout that will get you the best results.

Do you know which ab exercise will give the best results for losing stomach fat?

Hate to tell you this, but the answer to “Which ab workout is the absolute best for getting rid of stomach fat?” is ...

None, nada, zip! Focusing only on ab workouts will not be enough to get your metabolism revved up enough to create fat loss.

What people who are looking to reveal those hidden abs are really wanting is a sure-fire “miracle” abdominal workout. You know what I mean, everyone would like to melt the fat off their stomach and wake up to rock hard six pack abs. Well, folks, if that's what you are hoping to happen, forget about getting results because you will be disappointed.

The absolute truth is that no one can lose stomach fat by doing just ab workouts. Focusing only on abdominal exercises and abs workouts to flatten your stomach will cause only frustration and disinterest. In order to get six pack abs, you need to burn the fat that's covering your abs.

Choosing which exercises are best for losing belly fat involves workouts that work the entire body. Various forms of squats, dead lifts, presses and pulls, lunges, snatches, swings, and sprinting are some that are very important when the goal is to burn body fat. Combining exercises that target the core or midsection of the body are vital to maximize your metabolism. The strategy of the workout is of utmost importance to get the results you want.

Some exercises that hone in on abs are necessary, but not the complete workout. Full body exercising to stimulate hormonal and metabolic changes need to be considered fully. Working the full body multi-joint combo exercises indirectly work the entire midsection, although are not exclusive to the abs.

Don't ignore nutrition. No mater how hard you workout, if you eat a junk-food diet, the abdominals will remain covered with fat. Nutrition is “king” when it comes to getting and keeping six pack abs.

Don't waste your time and effort concentrating on sit ups, crunches, leg raises, or those ab contraptions. If you are serious about a six pack stomach, focus on high intensity full-body lifts. These lifts combined with combination multi-joint exercises will produce effective fat burning workouts. Add in a healthy diet of natural unprocessed whole foods, and those six pack abdominals will be yours in no time!

That's the story on which or what exercise is best to get rock hard six-pack abs. The main attraction might be the abs, but they will never be seen if the curtain of fat is not rolled away.

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    • ivori profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Eisenberg 

      8 years ago from Titusville

      Thanks, Artrush, glad you enjoyed the article.

    • artrush73 profile image

      artrush73 

      8 years ago

      Great Hub :) Very true facts about ab workouts. one needs to work out the whole body to lose fat. nice work :)

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