Is it useless to do abdominal work when I have some flab on my midsection that I need to work off?
Working out in any form is never useless because you will be burning calories; however, the amount of calories you are burning may be the issue. Another problem is spot-reducing, which is not realistic. The best way to burn calories and get rid of belly fat is cardio. You will be much more successful increasing the length and intensity of your cardio workout and changing your diet. Once you start burning the fat away, you can focus on core exercises that will really make those abdominal muscles pop!
Sara Haley (SaraFitness.com) is a Fitness DVD Personality, Master Trainer and Creative Consultant for Reebok.