You want to get rid of your belly fat by doing countless Crunches every day? You simply chose the wrong exercise. It is impossible to reduce the amount of body fat in certain areas of the body by performing, for example, sit ups for the abdomen or kickbacks for the angle arm.
I’ve long thought it unnecessary to write an article on belly fat and Crunches, but I keep coming across people who think that belly exercises are the secret weapon against the unappetizing buffing. It is not without reason that this is one of the most persistent fitness myths and is especially accepted by sports novices as the undisputed fact. It sounds so logical – if you want a six-pack, train your abdominal muscles. That’s not wrong either, but if you want a visible six-pack, the body fat should be low enough. There is no way around.
We need energy to exercise. After the body’s glycogen stores have been emptied, the fat deposits are used as an energy source. Genetic predisposition plays an important role in where the body first breaks down fat and this deviates very much from person to person. Continue reading “Belly Fat Gone? Forget The Crunch!”