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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,367
3/26/13 6:48 A

I agree with Dragonchilde. Core exercises (including sit-ups and crunches) do NOT burn stomach fat. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores, and unfortunately this means you cannot target where you lose fat from.

What you can do is to continue to reduce your overall body fat through a combination of cardio, all-body strength training, and watching your intake, and some of it will naturally come off the stomach.

However, a strong core is important for posture and balance, and planks are some of the best core exercises going around. Demo at www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercise_demo
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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,757)
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3/25/13 11:42 P

Unfortunately, there is no exercise you can find that will "tone" a flabby stomach. The truth is, you can't spot reduce the parts of your body you don't like. You can absolutely strength your core and stomach muscles, but that will do nothing for the overlying fat.

Only overall fat loss will help with that, and if you're one of those who holds fat in your stomach, that's likely the last place it will come off. :) Fat loss is a total body process!

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3/25/13 10:27 P

search for "standing ab workouts" on google/youtube/maybe even on here. There is LOTS of stuff you can do for your abs without ever laying on the floor. :)

LONELY_HIPPO Posts: 3
3/25/13 10:03 P

I cannot do sit-ups nor can I do crunches, I have on my list "Bosu Ball Planks" but can anyone reply to this giving me any advise for workouts that will help tone a flabby stomach!?
I do not know any exercises that I can do, please help!

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