I can assure you that I have seen more effort invested in the waist than in any other body area and yet getting good abs is easy, mind you, I don’t want to say easy, but it should not be complicated.
There are several blunders when it comes to tackling work on the abdomen, and the most serious may be that of believing that fat can be burned locally, in a particular area.
It is reasonable to think that abdominal fat can be melted by performing exercises for that area, such as shrinks, trunk and leg raises, twists, waist twists, and so on; however, it is a mistake, because the body does not function like this.
This false concept is strongly rooted due to the advertising made by many companies, who want to make profits, insist on selling a series of gadgets to train the abdomen with large advertising campaigns, relying on the irrefutable fact, according to them, that exercising with their ‘gadgets’ will provide a fat-free abdomen with extraordinary abdominal muscles, which never happens.
Those of you who fall into that kind of idealistic optimism will find that having cut abs will remain a fantasy until you understand how the body destroys fat and does your homework.
You cannot destroy the fat accumulated in the abdomen simply by doing abdominal exercise. Point.
Even though most cultures have heard this statement and claim to understand it, they continue to do things that show they continue to believe that you can lose weight locally.
When you do abdominal exercise, the muscle – under the fat layer – does the job, but it’s not the muscle that magically melts the fat.
Shrinking does not “melt” fat
That thick flaccid cloak that wraps around your waist is not muscled out of shape, nor is it something that can harden and tone, or become muscle.
It is fat and can only be reduced as part of a general plan of elimination.
You may perfectly have well-developed abdominal muscles under that fat, but you will never see them as long as that layer of fat remains the same.
Until you change your diet and general exercise program, you’ll never see those well-trimmed, well-defined abdominal muscles regardless of how many abdominal shrugs, trunk and leg lifts, or waist twists you do.
The abdomen needs rest
Stop doing it, it’s a waste of time. It has not worked for you until now nor will it in the future.
If you think that burning and burning sensation that you feel in the abdomen when you do many abdominal repetitions is ‘proof’ that you are burning waist fat, you are deeply mistaken.
That burning sensation that is perceived in the muscle is the consequence of the accumulation of metabolic residues (lactic acid) from doing many repetitions, it is not something that occurs in fatty tissue.
It is evident that by doing a lot of abdominal exercises you also burn calories and therefore adipose tissue, but not locally from the abdomen.
You cannot choose where in the body you eliminate fat, in the same way, you cannot choose in which area it accumulates. It is simply a physiological fact.
It is necessary to put the whole body in a way to burn fat so that the accumulated fat in the waist begins to disappear.
Have you ever seen someone with well-trimmed abs who was fat in any other area? Of course not and you will never see it.
It is necessary to be defined in the rest of the body so that the abs appear trimmed.