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Your one-stop guide to toned abs.


Definition. Abs, the abdominal muscles.

Your abs don’t just look good, they play a crucial role in maintaining overall health and fitness. Here’s why.

Core stability. Strong abdominal muscles stabilize your spine, promoting good posture and preventing back pain. Whether you’re sitting, standing, or exercising, a solid core is your ally.
Organ protection. Your abs hold your stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder in place. Strengthening them ensures these vital organs stay well-supported.
Essential functions. Abdominal muscles assist in everyday bodily functions like coughing, sneezing, going to the toilet, and even childbirth. They also help maintain intra-abdominal pressure.

The benefits of strengthening and toning your abs include:

  • Improved posture. A strong core helps you maintain an upright posture, reducing strain on your spine and minimizing discomfort.
  • Enhanced athletic performance. Be you runner, weightlifter, or yogi, a stable core enhances your overall athletic abilities.
  • Toned appearance. Aesthetics might not be everything. But well-toned abs look good, which can make you feel great too.

Tone Your Abs

All the tools to tone your abs.

Find out many calories you’re burning. This calculator will determine how many calories you burn exercising based on your weight.

How to Lose Belly Fat

Abs are one part of the equation. Belly fat the other.

Toning your abs and losing belly fat are not the same. Exercises like crunches (and the abs exercises below) strengthen your abs. However, they do not burn belly fat. To burn belly fat you need to create a calorie defict through a calorie-reduced diet, and if possible cardiovascular exercise.

Your waist-to-hip ratio is an easy way to determine body fat distribution, it compares your waist measurement to your hip measurement. A higher number is linked to higher levels of belly fat.

Abs Exercises

Tone and strengthen your abs with these exercises.

Belly Fat Be Gone

A deeper look at belly fat and how to get toned abs.

To lose belly fat you need to create a calorie deficit. This calculator will determine how many calories you need per day based on your age, weight, and level of activity.

Abs-Friendly Diet

You can’t lose fat from a particular spot through exercise, but you might be able to with diet.1

Not sure how much carbs, protein, or fat you need? Calculate your macronutrient ratio with this easy macro calculator.