You can get in a great core workout using just your own bodyweight for resistance. Planks, side planks, and elbow to knee crunches are all great bodyweight exercises. And the best thing is that they are free.
And Gordo makes a good point. Losing fat is an all-body process. Core exercises will strengthen the core muscles, but core exercises will NOT burn belly fat. Lower your overall body fat, and some of it will naturally come off the belly, but you can't choose WHERE you lose fat from.
It will strengthen the muscle layer, but it won't target the fat layer covering the muscle, if that's what you're trying to do. Spot-reducing fat isn't possible. It's better to follow a full-body strength training program.
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You can strengthen your abs without expensive wacky gizmos.
I have been watching with interest an advertisment on a shopping channel for a piece of equipment called an " Ab Twister ". It says it helps to strenghten the core muscles. Has anyone seen this, or owns one. Does it work?
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