Best Exercises For Abs – No Crunches Required

All of my clients and Dr. Everett’s patients want midsections that look like this:



Me too!

People always want to know how many crunches they should do to “get rid of my belly”. Let’s get something straight first:


Most people store excess fat in their midsections, and the usually the last place to see a difference when you lose weight. If we could spot reduce, we would all have very small faces from talking and eating!


Most people do crunches like this:


Ugh! 😱😱😱😱😱


Performing crunches will help increase the strength and endurance of your abdominal muscles, but will not produce a smaller waistline or six pack abs.

I know, I know, you have heard this song before, but I am going to sing it anyway.
Cue music –

How To See a Difference in Your Abs – Music by Dr. Everett, Lyrics by Robin M. Gillespie

▪️Follow a healthy eating plan.
▪️Do at least 20 minutes of cardio five days a week in your target heart rate zone.
▪️Strength train at least three days a week with total body movements.
▪️On alternate days, do a 15 to 30 minute core based workout
▪️Try Pilates

What are your favorite ab exercises? No crunches please! 😉


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