Dieting and Weight Loss

Can you get rid of stomach fat by doing ab work-outs?

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March 23, 2005 7:56AM

If you're trying to lose fat off your stomach, doing ab exercises will not do the slightest thing about that. You cannot lose fat locally, only from your entire body simultaneously. The relatively small size of your abs compared to the big, hungry muscles like your legs, glutes, chest and back muscles, means that they can only do a tiny bit for your metabolism. The only thing you'll get is strong abs hidden by the exact same amount of fat you had when you started. Which is something. Do not believe the myth of AbTronics, Body By Jake or any other crappy daytime TV products. They are ALL opportunistic liars, using models who were buff anyway.