5 ab exercises more effective than crunches

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5 Ab Exercises More Effective than Crunches

You can do crunches and sit-ups all day every day for a solid month straight and still see no results. Why? Because crunches and sit-ups have been proven ineffective for loss of belly fat and toning purposes.

WHAT?! Yep. You can crunch until the cows come home and chances are good that you'll end up with nothing but a sore tummy and a neck problem.

Luckily, tight, toned abs are not out of reach! Let Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT InMotion and trainer to celebrities like Kelly Ripa, show you her favorite moves for ab sculpting -- none of which are crunches!

See photos of all of Anna Kaiser's celebrity clients below:

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Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Naomi Watts

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Naomi Watts

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Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

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Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara

Shakira

Shakira (with Anna Kaiser)

Shakira

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