What are good stomach exercises? I 600 crunches a day in sections. People have told me that crunches don't work and people have told me they do work and for me they have been working on the top part of my stomach. But what do I do to get the lower area of my stomach flat? I don't want to feel so insecure about it anymore.
as melkor has quoted 'abs are made in the kitchen'
no amount of crunches and junk will give you a flat tummy. if you insist - try Ab Boot Camp. 600 crunches a day and you should be able to hack it right? :) right?
Sorry to say, but 600 crunches a day is pretty much pointless. Crunches only target one small area of the abs. Also, the sheer number of reps that you do will certainly make it so your muscles will stop responding to that exercise VERY quickly. You need to vary it up with exercises that target all parts of the abs.
And rememeber, it isn't about quantity of the exercise as much as it is quality. Are you sure you are doing every single one of those crunches in perfect form? I highly doubt that someone would even have time to do that many crunches in good form because a good crunch is slow and smooth.
You can keep doing crunches and such (nothing wrong with training your muscles - all over your body, not just abs) but you need to burn the fat off, and that's going to come from your diet. Calorie deficit.
I was told by a trainer, crunches will firm your stomach but only the muscles, you have to burn off any fat by doing cardio (ie: running (best way). cycling, etc.
I too am trying to get some abs and I can see and feel a difference in my stomach already from running 5km (3miles) every day.
I used to do situps on an incline bench--head toward the lower end. It works the lower part of the tummy area. Another I used to do is to anchor yourself flat on your back on the floor (hold onto something solid!) and lift your legs instead of your torso--but be very careful, or you can hurt your back.
I'm not totally there yet, but my lower stomach has been looking a lot better since I started doing reverse crunches and things like it. Most of the exercises I do are in the first half of the Ab Boot Camp listed above, but like others have said: 600 crunches/day won't help your lower abs one lick, because that's not what they work. You need exercises that specifically target your lower abs. The general rule is if you're going chest-to-knees, you're working upper abs, and if you're going knees-to-chest, you're working lower abs.
maybe http://www.corerhythms.com/ might help.
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