If you want to get flat and sexy abs the only way is to shed off the excess fat that's covering the muscles beneath. It doesn't really matter how strong your abdomen is, as long as it's covered by fat, it will never show.
We all know that one of the best ways to burn stomach fat is to engage in rigorous cardivascular exercises. So, what are the best cardio exercises to lose belly fat?
In this article, I want to share some thoughts on how you can actually create a cardio workout without doing traditional cardio.
For instance, you can achieve a massive cardiovascular stimulation by doing circuit workouts. Circuit training is a workout in which you mostly do strength exercises, but during the resting time between sets, you do some form of cardio workout like jumping rope, sprinting on a treadmill, and so on.
When you're doing circuit training, you're basically pushing your body much harder than any other workout. You're getting a cardio workout and a strength workout at the same time, a powerful fat burning combination.
Another way you can do powerful, non traditional cardio exercises to lose belly fat is to do supersets. This technique also involves not resting between sets. I'm talking about upper body -- lower body supersets. With this technique, you do one set of an upper body exercise such as push-ups and immediately move to a lower body exercise such as a squat. You continue with another upper body exercise like the biceps curl and another lower body one such as the lunge.
By doing this kind of superset, you're once again pushing your body to its limits (which is why I recommend consulting your trainer before you do this) which creates a cardio stimulation which can burn a lot of body fat.
Naturally, you can and should do more traditional cardio exercises to burn belly fat. The key is intensity. Without intensity, your workouts will be close to nothing, the effect will be minuscule and you will not get the results that you seek.
I recommend sticking to the more rigorous workouts such as running, rowing, kickboxing, and to avoid the less rigorous cardio such as the elliptical machine and the stationary bike. You want to burn off the most fat possible in as short a time as possible, so the intensity of your workout is key. It's just easier to get a high level of intensity in more rigorous workouts.
There are a number of ways to do powerful cardio workouts. I like how you can use strength training to get a cardio stimulation and also the more rigorous traditional workouts.