From Ashli, Age 14 - 11/26/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
hey ppl i rly wna tone up my stomach and iv tried crunches but then i read sumwhere that they only make ur stomach bigga cos it builds up ur muscle! plz tel me wot u think...also advice 4 toning my stomach going on hol in lyk 3 weeks n i rly wna wear a bikini but my stomach is disgusting and lumpy! please rply!
Reply from Hanna, Age 16 - 11/27/03  - IP#:
That is not true! You do not build muscle under the fat!! Ab slides don't even work. To everyoen out there, do not buy those stupid ab machines that claim you will lose weight and inches and get perfect washboard abs. They just end up screwing your back and you wasted all that time on nothing.
Reply from anne - 11/27/03  - IP#:
you need to diet with it. we have an ab slide at home and it would make my older sister's stomach bigger because she wasn't losing any fat and was building the muscle under the fat. you need to add some cardio into your plan to burn calories and consume less to burn fat and tone your muscle. good luck!
Reply from hanna, Age 16 - 11/26/03  - IP#:
Crunches will not make your stomach bigger! They will just tone up your abs until you have a low body fat...once your body fat is low the fat covering over your abs will shrink away. But remember, in order to tone up your stomach you will need to work the whole stomach. Don't just do reguar crunches, do reverse crunches, and make sure you work your lower and upper obliques.