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Every person in the world has six-pack abs!
Any time you do movements like sitting down, standing up or twisting, you are engaging your core.
Your abdominals consist of the Transverse and Rectus Abdominals, Internal and External Obliques. The problem is, most people will never see these muscles because of the extra fat that is covering the abdominal wall.
Here is the deal. If you have extra fat covering your six-pack, you need to do a few things to reduce the extra fat on your body.
Here are the secrets to great abs…
Spend more time in the kitchen
The biggest and most important thing is nutrition. 80% of the equation to transform your body is proper nutrition.
I am not talking about crash diets or starvation; I am talking about real, whole and nutritious foods.
If you want great abs for the rest of your life, you have to change your eating habits for good. That means eating the right amount of calories and eating frequently throughout the day so you can turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Your diet staples should be lean proteins like fish, chicken and eggs, healthy carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and rolled oats, and healthy fats like flax, avocados and olive oil.
If you are serious about having a six-pack, you should be serious about nutrition.
There is no magic pill
Forget about all the hype about the latest fad or pill that “claims” to target abdominal fat! The more time you spend using the latest gadgets or pills, the more money you waste and more time you waste that can be used wisely at the gym.
To get abs, it takes time and hard work. These are the results that will last!
You cannot spot reduce
It seriously makes me crazy when people do unlimited crunches at the gym.
I have been asked on numerous occasions what about the best exercises to unveil a six pack. I always have the same answer: eat clean and train hard.
You can do 1000’s of crunches per day and your abs will never come through.
Cardio and weights go hand in hand
Basically with the combination of weight training, cardio and proper nutrition, your abs will come.
Weight training is important for abs as well since weight training uses the core and puts on muscle. The more muscle you have on your body, the less fat you have. When you have less fat, then more likely you will see your abs pop through.
Cardio is important as well, and HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a great method to melt fat away. Try sprinting intervals on the treadmill or intervals on the rowing machine.
These are my secrets to have great abs. If you apply these methods and continue with them, you will be on your way to a great mid-section worth flaunting!