Do crunches burn calories?

by Caitlin
(Canada)

I was wondering if you could possibly explain how many crunches do I need to do to lose weight. For instance, how many crunches do I need to do before I can burn 200 calories? This can help me to tailor a plan for weight loss.

Besides crunches, what other exercises can I do to burn fat from my body? I cannot wait to hear your advice. I like your site a lot and I hope you’ll continue adding more and more information to it!

Thank you in advice!

Azri’s reply:

Hello Caitlin! Thank you for the wonderful compliments about my site. It has certainly made my day. I hope you enjoyed your visits and maybe even bookmarked my site as a favourite? :P

Your question is interesting and is something that many people continue to ask about, so I’m glad you shared your question with me and readers of this site. Crunches do not help you to eliminate fat from your body.

This is the reason why you can attempt to do one hundred crunches per day, but don’t seem to see any improvements to your midsection. Is it because crunches are not effective?

To be honest, crunches are the best exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles but not to remove fat. This is why you cannot rely on crunches alone to give you ripped abs. You will need to focus on proper nutrition and exercise before you will see results.

Therefore, you need to understand that the crunches you have been doing might burn some calories, but they are not significant enough to help you with your weight issues. To lose a couple of pounds, you will need to invest some time towards aerobics.

Aerobics are actually easy to do and there is a whole range of different activities you can do that will get your heart rate up and help you to burn fat. You could try swimming, football, tennis, dancing, running and a whole lot more as a form of aerobics exercise.

At the end of the day, weight loss is a combination of proper exercise and eating well. Make sure you try your best to cut down on sweet food and fried stuff as this is unhealthy and can put a lot of weight on you.

Besides that, have lots of proteins, fibre, fruits and vegetables in your diet to help ensure that your body has all the nutrients that it needs. Remember to make changes to your diet slowly and do not expect too much too soon.

Weight loss can take some time and it varies for each individual. Exercise and eat well and your weight will slowly go off sooner or later.

The unfortunate thing is that some people might be eating right and exercising well, but just before they start to lose weight, they quit and give up because they don’t see significant results. You need to really believe in yourself and have faith.

As long as you combine these two ingredients of eating sensibly and working out regularly, there should not be any reason why you would fail. So persevere and I wish you success!

Good luck!

Azri
Webmaster of Exercise For Beginners

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