Nope. it's not just you. It is my belief that their is a much greater genetic role in obtaining well defined abs. I too do lots of crunches and have noticed some benefit, but am not satisifiied. I just seem predetermined not to have an ability to shape my abs.
I have lost about 12 lbs in the the last month and that has had the greatest impact on my midsection... much more so than crunching. I could crunch for 10 hours a day and probably not see much different results.
If you need to lose weight, focus on aerobic activity. Good luck.
I agree, a lot of it has to do with genetics; however, ab exercises when done correctly and followed up by a good daily cardio workout, can prouce some good results. Diet, exercise, and burning body fat are the key to achieving a good midsection. You must be doing something wrong if your stomach just appears to be getting bigger. What does your diet and weekly workout routine consist of?
Last edited by ForgottenFaith; 03-26-2005 at 05:46 PM.
im in the process of gaining weight. now i am eating lots of good healthy food and lowering the cardio for weight gain. but when i do hit my goal weight my stomach wi llprolly be huge, so ill have to re start my cardio a lot then. i want a flat tummy, but i need to gain weight. itll all just take patience huh?