Weight Loss Tips: 20 Ways to Fight Belly Flab

Get rid of your muffin top for good with these crunch-free tips (21 Photos)

Jessica Smith on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:50PM

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Weight Loss Tips: 20 Ways to Fight Belly Flab

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Belly Flab Fighter #4: Stop Doing Crunches

No matter how many crunches you do, it won’t help reduce the fat around your belly. That’s why Yegyan, a holistic health practitioner and physique conditioning specialist in Tualatin, Ore., recommends exercising only the large muscle groups of your body. “Your abs are a very small amount of muscle, while your legs, back, chest and shoulders are all larger muscle complexes and burn many times more calories in the same amount of time that you spend on an abs workout.” Instead of crunching, stand up and do multi-muscle group moves such as overhead presses, squats, planks and pushups to burn more calories during your strength workouts to reduce belly fat more efficiently.

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