You look in the mirror and decide that you want more shredded abs, so you do a million crunches every day in an effort to tone and sculpt this area. We’ve all done this. Unfortunately, spot training, or spot reduction as it is sometimes called, is one of the most common fitness myths, and it just doesn’t work. There are no reliable studies that show that spot training is possible, and there are many that discredit it. These studies show that you can’t choose where you lose fat. Your body uses fat as fuel during exercise and it won’t use the fat around your abs just because you’re doing a lot of crunches. Don’t let this discourage you, though, because when you consistently stick to your exercise and diet regimen, you’ll see results all over, and that’s better than in just one area!