What does it really take to have a flat, sexy, six-pack ab section? Well, it’s probably not what you think.
If you are like many people, you envy a flat sexy tummy. You also probably think that the best or only way to get that flat stomach is to do ab exercises like crunches or sit-ups. So you might be surprised to learn that ab exercises are the least effective way to get a flat, lean midsection. To achieve sexy six pack abs you need to incorporate a combination of nutrition, cardiovascular conditioning AND abdominal training.
Fitness trainers hear the question “how do I get those defined as” most often. The simple answer is that there is not a quick and easy way to get them. It is going to take dedication and work. A lean midsection takes a combination of good nutrition, cardiovascular and abdominal training.
Good nutrition is essential for an overall tight and healthy physique. Now one does not have to eat “cardboard” daily in order to improve there diet. Simple changes such as adding more vegetables and cutting back on sweets and other snacks will go very far in helping to melt off the fat that is hiding that trim tummy.
The simple rule for good nutrition is to eat the food as close to its original form as possible. In other words, eat a raw apple instead of apple pie. Eat a sandwich made with whole grain instead of cake.
Also eating less of certain foods and eating more of others will help. Eat more veggies and less meat or processed foods. By the way, you will be amazed at how much food you can actually eat when you eat natural and pure and whole foods. And those foods will give you more nutrition and fewer calories and even more energy than any other kind of food.
Lots of folks also believe that crunches are the best abs exercise and the most effective way to get defined abs. Well doing endless crunches will give you very strong abs and that is very important. But crunches won’t give you that visibly trim and sexy belly you are seeking. In fact, ab exercises are the least effective way to show off your abs.
Cardio burns the fat that is hiding your trim and tight stomach. One of the best exercises that burn fat is one that you probably did as a child in gym class. The bicycle manoeuvre is great for burning calories, it also gives your abs a workout so you kill two birds with one stone.
You don’t need fancy or expensive ab exercise equipment at all. Save your money when it comes to those expensive ab-only workout machines. Lay on the floor, stick your legs up in the air like you are riding a bicycle and start “peddling” away. In a short period of time, you will feel the burn in your gut, your legs, your butt and you will probably find you are breathing a little deeper meaning that you are raising your metabolism and burning calories.
Other cardio exercises are good too. Walking is very good for burning calories which burns the fat which in turn lets those tight, firm and trim abs shine through.
As your abs and other muscles get stronger, you will need to increase your workout to challenge them. In fact, as you get stronger and trimmer, you will find that you will WANT to challenge your muscles even more. Not to mention you will find that you are more and more willing to wear a tight shirt or if you are a guy, no shirt at all.
Remember to start out slow. Listen to your body. Increase your training as your body allows and before you know it you will have that sexy six pack abdominal section that you often see in movie stars.
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