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How many sit ups until size 6 jeans?

Nov 15, 2010

Ever heard of the term "spot reduction?" How about the idea that doing 1000 sit ups a day will trim your waist, guaranteed? I'm sure you've seen the many late-night infomercials touting the hundreds of ab products du jour that will whittle your waist in only 2 minutes a day. I hate to be the one to break it to ya, BUT (and that's a big one!) you're wasting your money if you fall for those ads! Are you working your "abs" when you're doing these exercises? Yes. Are you trimming that layer of dough on top while doing it? NO! In fact, a lot of folks who fall for these gimmicks find that when they follow the protocol, they end up feeling even bulkier in the belly, not slimmer and tighter. This is because of muscle development without fat loss. Doing abdominal exercise alone will not create fat loss. The keys to fat loss are a lot more complex: a combination of full body training, appropriate nutrition and appropriately prescribed cardio activity. Will it take more than 2 minutes a day? The answer is yes, but your alternative is a less than flattering waistline and closet full of Ab-Doers!

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