Our expert says:
It's a problem as we get older - unfortunately, father time and our physiology make it harder to keep weight off, and then different people tend to gain in different areas - the stomach is common.
I think the key is diet, not exercise. There's no exercise that you're doing that's wrong. I think the focus on ab exercise is less effective than most would wish it was, because the problem is that we can't really spot reduce, or target a specific area with specific exercises. The problem is that the body stores fat because energy intake is a little too high compared to energy use, and so I believe diet makes a bigger impact on this than exercise or any training.
Having said this, I have seen and experienced that people tend to neglect certain types of stomach exercise which help more with posture than with muscle tone, but that's part of the "package". And I think that if you can focus more on activating your TA muscle, by pulling your belly button in, then it can make a difference. It's small though, more important is just addressing the energy balance, maybe with dietary changes - small things can make a big difference.
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