Fork put-downs, table pushaways, and one arm fridge door closes.
Seriously though, burning fat is an all-body process, and you can't target where you lose weight from. Energy is delivered to the muscles via the bloodstream, NOT from being absorbed from surrounding fat stores. Ab exercises may strengthen the abdominal muscles, but they will do absolutely nothing about the overlying layer of fat. Ab exercises do not burn abdominal fat.
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 (hence the opening line), and sooner or later some of it will come off belly.
Of course, a strong core is important for posture and balance, and any good exercise program will include core work. But the abdominals are just one muscle in the core - you should be aiming to work a much broader range of muscles than just the abdominals. A combination of planks, and side planks should work most of the major core muscles.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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The best ab exercise for what? Depends on your goals. If you're trying to whittle away belly fat, no exercise will help. If you're trying to build overallcore strength, we can help with that.:)
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