"Will doing lots of ab exercises give you abs ?" Lots of people have asked the same question.Unfortunately the answer looks bleak for all the ab exercisers out there as researchers at Southern Illinois University found that exercising with only ab exercise's doesn't give you abs. The research made people perform fourteen sets of different ab exercise's five days a week. The research took a duration of 6 weeks, after the research was conducted the people whom completed the ab exercises were tested for weight loss. The given results showed that their was no reduction in the waist line fat, according to the researchers these exercises didn't activate enough muscles in the body which is need to burn calories and reduce stomach fat. The most effective method for training and gaining your six pack and toning your stomach so cardio exercising combined with ab and core exercises will help you achieve your results better than sit ups. Upper body weight exercises like "Pull ups" are ideal for stomach toning as the activate your upper body and core muscles at the same time during the exercise.