First of all, single joint, ab specific workouts do not burn belly fat. They do tone and strengthen your ab
muscles, but they build muscle over the underlying visceral fat layer. This can lead to an even bigger
The trick to a flatter stomach is to increase your metabolic rate and fat burning hormone response to your
This is accomplished with an effective full body, multi-joint training program that burns fat. It involves an
exercise routine that maximizes your metabolic and hormone response to your workouts.
These exercises to lose belly fat involve more than one joint and many muscles throughout your entire body,
which increases your metabolic rate and hormone response to burning fat. It is the fat burning ability of these
workouts that will make you leaner, and help you develop that flat belly.
Ab specific workouts are OK, and you do not to do a certain amount of them to develop your ab muscles. However,
these one joint, ab specific workouts don’t burn fat that lies on tops of your abdominals. For a flat stomach, you
need to focus on burning away that tummy fat.
To burn tummy fat, you need multi-joint, full body exercises to increase your metabolic rate and hormone
Believe it or not, constant speed, long duration aerobic exercises are not the most effective way to burn
A better way to burn more calories and fat is to combine short burst of intense activity (intervals) with
periods of lower intensity (rest periods). This is called Interval Training.
The burning of extra calories comes from the increasing and decreasing of your heart rate.
It is true and supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. Short, high-intensity workouts burn more
calories than longer, low-intensity exercises.
Interval Training can be used by beginners as well as advanced athletes. It simply involves adjusting the length
of the interval periods and the length of the resting periods.
I like using 5 minute intervals as a guide. Try walking or slow jogging for 2 minutes, jogging or jogging faster
for 1 minute and then return to walking or a slow jog for 2 minutes, which completes the 5 minute cycle. Repeat
this cycle over and over until your routine time period is done.
I find that this cycling of activity makes the workout routine go faster. It eliminates much of the boredom of
constant speed aerobic exercises.
Try Interval Training and start burning more fat.
Effective exercises to lose belly fat involve focusing on burning fat. Use workouts that involve more than one
joint and your full body. These types of workouts will increase your metabolic rate and fat burning hormone
response to your exercise program.
Also, try Interval Training to burn more calories and fat to develop that flatter stomach.