… by doing only sit-ups and leg raises!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could lose the belly fat by doing exercises specially made for this? Wouldn’t it be great if you were making 50 sit-ups and 50 leg raises each day and the belly fat would just melt away? Unfortunately this is just fantasy. Any fitness specialist or doctor would tell you that burning the fat on specific body parts that you choose is not possible, and by doing hundreds of sit-ups each day you won’t get a six pack abs! Blood doesn’t get to the fat tissue and to the muscles through the same sources , so when we work our muscles they are using the fat from the whole body as the source of energy (Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 292, E394, 2007)
A six weeks study made at the Southern Illinois University showed that a large number of abs exercises didn’t had any effect on losing weight, losing overall fat, belly fat or reducing waist size. The subjects had only improved their capacity and resistance on making high intensity workouts for the abs. During the study, the subjects haven’t made any efforts in trying to reduce calories, or eat healthy food that helps burning fat. The conclusion of the study was that sit-ups and other abs exercises are simply not enough for burning body fat. (The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: 25, 2559-2564, 2011).
In order to lose weight, burn the body fat and especially the one from your abs, you need to make much more than some sit-ups and leg raises. You need to have intense workouts at the gym, to work your entire body, to combine strength workouts with cardio and the most important: to have a strict and specific diet! If you want to find more info about this topic, we highly recommend you the book of Tom Venuto, one of the bests that you can find on losing weight. Simply visit this page but please come back later and tell us your results.Article by Craig Wilson