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Other than doing a plank, push ups and sometimes lower abdominal exercises, what else can i do to get a flatter belly? any tips?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cardio Mix: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included).

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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