Running and crunches may not be the answer to a slimmer waistline.
While the gym may be the best starting place to shed inches from your tummy, experts believe interval training is the answer.
Greek researchers recruited participants to perform four hour-long workouts every week.
These routines included 40 minutes of strength training, then for 20 minutes one group ran on treadmills while the other performed body weight exercises.
Eight weeks later, the scientists measured their waistlines and found those who performed body-weight intervals lost two inches of belly fat.
Those who spent time on the treadmill lost less than one inch.
Belly fat is a popular area to target for anyone wanting to lose weight and an expert in body transformation has revealed three gym moves which can bust this problem area.
According to Chris Wharton, Co-owner and Director of the Better Body Group, there are three stages of ‘getting in shape’ before you can consider targeting certain areas for fat loss.
Create a calorie deficit: It is simply impossible to lose body fat without burning more calories than you consume. This is your number one fat loss strategy, and is best achieved by reducing your calorie intake.
Include compound exercises as part of your regular workouts: add squats, lunges, deadlifts, bench presses, and pull ups to make sure you are targeting all muscle groups.
Increase your levels of NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis). Put simply, move around more throughout the day to increase the total number of calories burned.