Contrary to popular belief ab exercises are not the best way to reduce your waist size. Every time I step into a gym I see people spending tons of time concentrating on ab exercises. Although they may help you strengthen the ab muscles, they will never burn the fat off your waist line. Ab exercises simply do not increase your metabolism enough to burn the fat and get the results you are looking for. So forget about doing hundreds of crunches, situps, leglifts, and hours of cardio.
The most effective way to reduce your waist is to do full body exercises. Working the legs, chest, and back are multi-joint exercises that can increase your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours. Once the fat burning hormones are released that fat around your waist doesn’t stand a chance.
So when you go to the gym have your workout planned. Do bench presses, squats, dumbbell presses, and other exercises that concentrate on the big three areas – legs, chest and back. Leave the cell phone at home and don’t use gym time to socialize. You need to make your workouts intense. Maybe 30 seconds between sets and 2 minutes between exercises.
As always nutrition is important to lose fat. Whether it be around your waist or anywhere else. All the crazy diet plans out there will deprive you of either carbs, protein, or good fat. Don’t mess with your bodies system with the not so healthy diets. Learn to eat 6 well balanced meals throughout the day. Give your body the ingredients it needs to run properly.