doing crunches or working out on ab machines to lose belly fat .... does it actually work ?
The short answer is NO ! This is one of the top fitness myths around. Although crunches and ab work-outs may help with over all strength and toning of your midsection they won't give you the six pack you are looking for, and they definitely don't target your belly fat. You can't pick and choose where to burn fat. You can target where you strength train, however you can't target fat loss.
So, how do you achieve those rock hard carved abs ? Diet, cardio, and strength training work-outs all combined. To get the carved abs you crave you must be focused on losing body fat. You can be thin and still have a higher body fat percentage and be struggling with attaining those abs. Also to attain this goal, you may need to STOP ( yes, I said STOP) looking at the numbers on the scale and focus in on inches and body fat percentages.