Newsweek had an article Stop Doing Sit-ups: Why Crunches Don't Work.
Now they tell me. I have been doing crunches for a while, with little effect on my gut. I feel stronger, but the gut is still there. On the other hand, push-ups rock. I need to increase the number of push-ups I do because they are better for my entire body. Leg lifts are also good, so I am starting to work more of them in to my routine.
Yes, I know that cutting back on cookies and pies and cakes is another strategy, but what can I say? I gotta be me.