Even if you’re not looking to get a six-pack—and believe us, it’s really not worth it—you’ve probably done some sort of abs exercises. You’ve heard a strong core has lots benefits, from improving your posture to preventing injuries, and if you’re being honest, you also want that elusive flat stomach. So you add crunches to your workout.
- Cardio and diet are essential when looking to have a flat stomach
- spot reduction is impossible
- there are many exercises to strengthen your core besides just crunches
“studies suggest the path to a flatter stomach has just as much to do with cardio and diet as it does with working that midsection.”