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7 Things NOT To Do If Want To Lose Weight

Jul 30, 2008
Excercises are one thing, but PROPER exercises is a completely different thing. There is a big difference between the two. Some exercises can actually be horrible for losing weight.

If a killer set of abs is your goal, there are seven exercises that you have to avoid. They are:

1. Lying straight-legged leg raises (first 45 degrees off of floor, one leg at a time or both at the same time) 2. Hanging leg raises with an arched back 3. Sit-ups with the feet supported 4. Straight legged sit-ups 5. ANY machine-based ab exercise 6. ANY machine-based twisting exercise 7. Torso twists

Remember that the point here is to BURN the belly fat and DEVELOP the abdominal muscles. You aren't working on your arms, your legs or your neck. Exercises need to target the abs and the supporting areas of your body, like your core.

These are the bad exercises that you need to avoid if you ultimate goal is to finally have great abs.

1. Straight-Legged leg raises - This is an excellent exercise but it's not for your abs. This is great only for your lower abs. Yes, of course any exercise is better than doing nothing, but if you want six pack abs, you don't want to waste your time with these particular exercises.

2. Leg raises with an arched back: Hanging leg raises with an arched back is not only bad for your abs it's actually a bad exercise overall.

3. Sit-ups with the feet supported: Sit-ups with no support under your legs are a great exercise, however, the minute you put support below your feet, it kills the entire sit-up exercise.

4. Straight legged sit ups: When the legs are kept straight out during sit ups, the muscles that are being used are in the back and lower abdomen... not the abs!

5. Any machine based ab exercise: The bottomline truth is that great abs can only be earned through hard manual work, no machine can help you have a six-pack like they say in the commercials.

6. Any machine based twisting exercise: Twisting is NOT a good ab workout. Twisting is a good workout to reduce the size of the waist, but it will not help you with six-pack abs.

7. Torso Twists: Again... twisting doesn't work the abs or burn belly fat.

Your exercise sessions should be working FOR you. If your goal is to burn belly fat and build a six pack abs, you have to make sure you get the most out of every minute if your exercise program.

Make sure to design your exercise routine specifically for your desired end-goals. Simply "working out" is not enough unless your goal is to just "lose weight.
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