that it takes 22,000 crunches to burn one lousy pound
of belly fat?
That's like grabbing a pair of tweezers and heading out
to the golf course to cut the grass.
On a serious note... your abs SHOULD be worked
directly. Your core is your foundation of many movements,
including when you pick up stuff (like a remote) or when
you pull something (like a heavy door). Don't believe me?
The next time you pull a heavy door (or push it), feel your
Your abs do need stimulation to get stronger and prevent
injury... and hey, you probably won't mind the definition,
Now what I want to do is fix the "fixation". In other words,
I see too many folks already at the gym doing countless
crunches and other useless ab exercises and they are still
rocking them after I leave.
If you focus on popular "ab workouts", you're going to likely
suffer from back injuries and limiting your calorie burn by as
much as 90%!
You're ignoring the "calorie-expensive" muscles like your
pushing, pulling and lower body muscles. Ideally, you want
to "integrate" core moves while hitting all these major muscles.
You don't have to use "extreme" exercises, either.
Try This Workout
abs (improve their definition) while still burning a lot of calories...
Bodyweight Squats (30 secs)
Plank with a 1-Arm Reach (15 secs per side)
Prisoner Reverse Lunge (30 secs per side)
Mountain Climbers (SLOW pace! and keep your hips
down) (30 seconds)
Rest 30 seconds
Now you can work your abs safely, while boosting your
metabolism WITHOUT any extreme exercises.
And they are low-impact...