Burning fat by working your core is about more than just doing crunches. Your core consists of your lower back, your upper thighs, your hips and your ab muscles. When you engage all of these core muscles, you burn fat at a much faster rate than if you are only working a few of them (which is what you are doing with crunches and sit-ups).
Proper core strengthening can burn fat a lot faster than other exercises
The reason is that you are targeting so many muscles at one time. When you strength train your muscles, anywhere on your body, fat is burned for up to 72 hours after your workout is over. So it only makes sense that exercises which target the 6 muscle groups which make up your core will burn a lot more fat than if you only work 1 or 2 of those muscle groups.
So it only makes sense that core exercises which target the 6 muscle groups which make up your core will burn a lot more fat than if you only work 1 or 2 of those muscle groups.
The more you stay active, the more your core is working
And the more you’re core is working, the more fat you burn. When you strength train them, they are torn down. As they recover they become even stronger.
Fat is burned to create energy to fuel your muscles, and since muscle burns more fat and calories than fat, this cyclical process feeds upon itself in a very positive way.
Suggested ways to build up core strength
Perform core exercises like the traditional squat, standard plank, side plank, push-up into a walkout, and the alligator drag to work multiple core muscle groups.
Another way that core strength helps you burn fat faster is related to what your core does every day. When you walk anywhere, your core is engaged. Running, unloading your groceries, cleaning around your house, gardening and other common, everyday activities rely on your core strength.
Even when you are sitting on your sofa or in your computer chair, your core is engaged. So if you want to burn fat faster and see quicker results, work your core muscles more frequently.