The key to reducing fat above the belly button is to strength train the entire abdominals and obliques targeting the upper abs and to do cardio to reduce excess fat. Variations of the crunch workout different parts of the abdominal muscles, but any toned muscle you build above the belly button will not be visible if you do not lose any layers of fat.
Exercise for the Transversus Abdominis Here’s what you can do along with your usual ab workout: 1. Get on all fours, back straight, looking down. 2. Exhale completely, then hold your breath. 3. Pull your belly toward your spine (“suck in”) as hard as possible for 10 seconds, while continuing to hold your breath. 4. Inhale. Take a few breaths, then repeat 10 times.