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To bring out your abs…DON’T TRAIN YOUR ABS

With all of the research out there, it’s still astonishing to hear people recommend countless ab exercises, stomach crunches, or sit ups for lean and flatter stomach. For most people, the biggest problem is the subcutaneous fat that sits on top of the mid-section area and the only way to tap into that is through diet. Strategizing your food intake as a calorie deficit forces your body to utilize this “stored energy” to fuel your daily activities. There is no magic exercise that will trim away your body fat. If you’re looking for even more proof, a study done in Southern Illinois University by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education took 24 healthy individuals (14 men and 10 women) between ages 18-40 and split them up into 2 groups: The first group did 7 different ab exercises for 2 sets of 10 reps, 5 days per week for 6 weeks. The second group did NOTHING. Both groups maintained the same diet throughout the trial period. After 6 weeks, there was absolutely┬áno significant effect of …