Crunches + Cardio. What more?
January 22, 2008 9:58 AM Subscribe
Are crunches and cardio three times a week going to get rid of undesired excess fat? And how soon can I expect results?
posted by Phire to health & fitness (29 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not fat or overweight by any measure, but my belly (and thighs) are definitely screwing with my self esteem big time. I'm eating well - little to no junk food, very little refined sugar and very little grease, but my sedentary hermit student's lifestyle has led to about 20 lbs added in the past two years or so, which I'd really like to lose.
What I've started to do is about 100 crunches a day. Since crunches apparently only tone abs and don't actuall do anything for the excess fat, I've also started cardio (DDR, specifically, 5-7 feet) for about 25 minutes three times a week. (I walk on average 45 minutes a day for classes and club activities)
Should I be doing something else? Should I be doing cardio more often? How soon can I expect results?
I'm 5'4" and 125 lb, but have the typical small Asian body shape, so the extra 20 lbs.. not fun. Or funny.