We Asked an Expert If Building Muscle Burns Belly Fat — Here's What He Said
There's no one perfect way to lose belly fat or body fat in general, but making nutritional changes and building muscle can help tremendously. If you're already thinking about what ab workouts you should be doing to build muscle in your core — since that's where belly fat is — you may want to reconsider.
Doing all your favorite ab exercises every day will more than likely strengthen your core muscles, but they won't burn belly fat because spot reduction (targeting one specific area of fat on your body) doesn't work. Instead, you should focus on strength training (and do some cardio) in order to get rid of belly fat.