Sit ups and crunches are the most ineffective thing you can do to get crunches. Yep that's right. If you want to get defined abs, the last thing you can do are crunches and sit ups. Probably you've heard the phrase "abs are made in the kitchen". Well this phrase is absolutely true. What you eat and how you eat defines whether you have abs or not. The truth is everyone has abs but you can't see them because they're covered by a layer of fat. So in order to get those abs showing you need to get rid of that belly fat. How do you do that ?
There's a lot of things you can do to get rid of belly fat. One of them is working out.
But what kind of work outs are good for burning fat ? The most effective work outs are those in which weight training is done first and cardio is done after. The explanation to this is because weight training burns more fat than cardio so it's much better if you do your weight training first because you'll be burning more fat than if you do cardio first and weight training after.If you don't have enough time for long split workouts , another option you have is doing interval training. I'm not going to go into details about interval training.You can look it up on google or even on youtube. They have great work outs right there and they're better because they're shorter and much more efficient than traditional work outs.
Another thing you can do to get rid of belly fat is eating foods that burn fat such as avocados, bananas,yogurt,lettuce,chilis,yogurt, berries and etc. There's a lot of foods, fruits and vegetables that burn fat. I myself love making natural pineapple juice because it burns a lot of fat. You can look up fat burning foods and recipes on google. There's a whole bunch of them. Try to make your calorie consumption from veggies as much as possible if your goal is to get lean.
Sleep also burns fat, it's been scientifically proved. So make sure you're getting enough sleep if your goal is losing fat and getting lean. Also try to avoid stress. Stress releases fat cells into your body and always, always have your meals on time because if you don't fat cells will also be released into your body.The last thing you want to do to get abs are sit ups and crunches.
It's pointless to do hundreds and hundreds of crunches and sit ups if your body fat levels aren't low enough for them to show. That's why it's very important to the things i mentioned above if your goal is getting abs.