Want a Flat Stomach? Stop Doing Crunches!

Most people think they have to do ab workouts to get a flat stomach, but crunches, leg lifts, and planks don’t burn belly fat.

In fact, you can get a flat stomach without ever doing another “Flat Tummy Workout” or “30 Day Ab Challenge”!

And no, I’m not about to tell you “abs are made in the kitchen.” Although that is something I’d usually say!

Yes, a combination of exercise and a healthy diet are necessary, but there’s more to it than that.

 How to get a flat stomach without ab workouts

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You Can't Pick Where the Fat Burns

The first thing you have to understand is you can’t spot reduce, or pick where you burn fat. For example, if you’re like me and your trouble area is your arm fat that continues waving for five minutes after you already stopped... no, but seriously!

You can do tricep exercises all day every day, but that’s not going to get you toned sexy arms. 

We all have that problem area because that is where your body likes to store fat, so, unfortunately, not only is that the first place we gain it, but it will also be the last place it burns from.

In fact, if your stomach is your problem area and all you do is ab workouts the muscle under the fat will build and actually start to make your tummy look bigger. 

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Start a Workout Plan That Actually Burns Fat

Only focusing on small muscle groups like arms or only doing ab workouts will not get you a flat stomach or toned arms and may even make the problem appear worse.

Stop obsessing over that one problem area, instead start a workout plan to train large muscle groups, such as:

  • Back
  • Legs
  • Chest

in addition to a smaller muscle group. (back and bis, Chest and tris, Legs and shoulders) And do more high-intensity interval training, that will turn your body into a fat burning machine and give you much quicker results.

Ok, I shared my embarrassing problem area! What is yours? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear form you! 

I want to help you get to your after photo so I have created all of these free resources to help you get started:

• 5 Day Weight Training Workout Plan to Get You Started in the Gym

•The Secrets to Burning Fat

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Hi, I'm Megan a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, on a mission to help all women, like you, get fired up about their goals, learn the most effective workouts to burn fat, be their most confident self, and never settle for an average workout, relationship or life.

My goal is to debunk all the fitness myths and conflicting information about diet and exercise, so you can enter the gym with determination and a plan in hand to crush your goals.  Whether you want to perform like an athlete, lose weight or build more muscle, I got you girl!

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