According to the American Council on Exercise, leg lifts are more effective at working your abs and obliques than traditional crunches. The key to shedding stomach fat and getting a flat tummy is to burn more calories than you consume. Doing ab exercises like leg lifts burns fat and builds muscle, but you can’t spot-reduce stomach fat. In other words, you lose fat evenly on your body, no matter which muscles you work. However, getting rock-solid abs builds muscle under the fat so you have a nice flat, toned tummy once you lose the excess fat.
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