3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Exercises for abs that really work?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-29-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2

Default Exercises for abs that really work?

delete
__________________

Last edited by shorelines : 08-21-2005 at 11:55 AM.
shorelines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
Meg
Senior Member
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 9,160

S/C/G: 257/135/maintaining

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Shorelines - hmm ... is your goal strengthening and building your ab muscles? Or is it getting rid of the 'glob of fat' that's on your stomach? Ab exercises will strengthen your ab muscles but can't do anything about the fat layer that's on top of the muscle. Unfortunately, we can't crunch away fat! And that goes for every other area of our bodies - much as we'd like to, we can't spot reduce. So - for example - inner and outer thigh exercises are great for building big/strong thigh muscles, but aren't going to do much to get rid of the fat on top of the muscle.

The only way to get rid of the fat that's on top of your abs (or any other part of your body) is through good old diet and exercise that creates a calorie deficit. That way your body is forced to burn the fat that's on your stomach as fuel.

So even though ab exercises are an important part of an overall exercise program, by themselves they can't get rid of belly fat. Ab exercises will get you ... the world's strongest abs. A balanced diet and exercise program will get rid of the fat.
__________________
Meg
Start: 257 - June 1, 2001
Goal: 135 - May 12, 2002
Size 22/size 4
Meg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2005, 02:59 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Genesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 384

S/C/G: 152/140/125

Height: 5'7"

Default Burn baby, burn!!

Cardio to burn off the fat and a good ab routine to firm up the muscles below! I use the DVD "I Want That Body" for toning and jogging for cardio. "I Want That Body" is a great DVD that is comprised of six 15 minute workouts - 2 for abs, 2 for arms & 2 for buns/legs. I swear by that DVD! So, if you can burn off the fat with diet and cardio while strengthening your muscles with resistance training, you'll be golden!
Genesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kentwood,Michigan
Posts: 38

Default

I am in the same place as you don't know how to get rid of stomach fat the rest of me is pretty small.I have a girlfriend that has the ab lounge and it really works she has lost alot of her stomach using it.
Tina Marie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
Member
 
mom2nicolenmatthew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 66

Default

Diet for the flab as for my fave ab exercises go to beachbody.com and "slim in 6" you dont have to order the whole program but there is a video called "slim in 6 pack" it is awesome! also pilates is excellent I have "Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates" every move you do in pilates requires your "core" to assist you so no matter what you are doing you are working your abs. I have also heard great things about "callenetics" do a search for it and find out more if your curious. I am waiting on my callenetics videos to arrive, I am very confident its effective because of the reviews!
hth
__________________
mom2nicolenmatthew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:01 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2