For all the hype, working on the abs muscles to burn belly fat is not particularly the best thing to do. Most of all, fat located all over the body is essentially one entity. So in order to burn belly fat you have to burn fat all over the body. The source of energy of last resort for all muscles is fat. Therefore to lose fat you need muscle mass. And the bigger the muscle mass the more fat will get burned. Best of all, the large muscle mass burns fat even when you are not working out.
Most noteworthy, you get big muscle mass from the large muscle groups. And these large muscle groups are
- Triceps and biceps
- Front and back of thighs
So, next time you go to the gym, start including work outs that target these large muscle groups.
Most of all, aerobics and muscle workouts are only part of the answer to losing belly fat. Healthy eating habits is another essential part of the answer. As is getting adequate sleep and staying stress free. Furthermore cut back on alcohol. Finally, persevere in this multi-pronged approach to losing belly fat and make yourself look good. The infographic below is a pictorial view to help you look good.