Crunches, sit-ups and leg lifts all work your stomach right? Yes! All of these exercises DO work the muscle of the stomach (your abs), but they are probably the worst, most ineffective exercises you can do to get rid of belly fat. Please notice the distinct difference between the “washboard” (abs) and the laundry (fat) that covers them. Muscle is separate from fat, therefore getting better abdominal muscles by doing lots of stomach exercises (planks, sit-ups, etc.) will in no way cause the fat on your midsection to magically shrink, as the myth of “spot reduction” would have us believe.
How then, does one get rid of belly fat, arm flab or love handles? Let me tell you..