How to Lose Belly Fat

10 Reasons Your Ab Exercises Aren't Working

If you're struggling to see your six pack, you could be making one of these mistakes

Six-Pack Slipups to Avoid

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As the weather warms and spring break approaches, we’re all forced to do that same rather scary thing: unearth the bathing suit and take a good, hard look in the mirror. (Learn how a more beautiful body can help you live longer!) I did it just last week and was relieved to see that my job as fitness editor at Prevention had kept my abs from going too far south. Still, given all the hours I clock at the gym, I wouldn’t mind seeing a little more definition. That’s when I realized I needed to fine-tune my game. If you’ve been putting in the effort and still don’t have the abs you’re after, take heart, you’re not alone. Here are 10 slipups that mess with your six pack—plus expert fixes to get you back on track.

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