We all want a toned, flat stomach. No surprise there. But since many women are still relying on crunches to get it, we want to make one thing clear: Crunching is not the most effective abs workout. Crunches work only the muscles on the front and sides of your abdomen, but it’s important to target all the muscles of the core to get more defined abs—including lower back, hips, and upper thighs.
1Good Carbs For Good Abs
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and the way to a man’s abs is through the kitchen. If you’re not eating right (man or woman notwithstanding), your abs will (or won’t, rather) show it.
- Not all carbs are evil. It’s the simple, white carbs that you want to avoid. Whole grains (aka “slow carbs”) are rich in fiber and go through your system much more slowly (hence the name) than simple, refined carbs (the white ones). So don’t shy away from the browns — brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat and oats.