There is a reason why so few people are in a great shape and actually have visible six pack abs while others get fatter and fatter each year.
The reason obviously is that people don’t know the real truth what it REALLY takes to get washboard abs. Although we live in the era of information technology, people lack knowledge and know-how. Everyone nowadays is trying to come up with the next great thing. As a result, there are too many fad strategies, tips and tricks available out there promising you easy results. Unfortunately, people fall for them, get no results and eventually after unsuccessful attempts give up thinking it’s their fault. Sadly, but even very motivated people fail because they find fad resources. Especially because there are just a few fundamental things you should put in order to get the results you desire. As long as you ignore them, you will never succeed.
What Are You Supposed To Do About It?
Here is the thing that many people, including a lot of trainers, overlook: diet. The single most important tool that you need in order to develop your abs is diet. Regardless of what you've heard, or what the latest hyped up fat loss pill promised you, abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym. You could have the best training program of all time, but if your diet sucks, so will your abs.
In fact, diet is responsible for about 90% of your results. The secret to six pack abs is not locked in a supplement pill or found in an ab workout or gadget. Instead of falling for the empty promises, spend your time focusing on the things that matter, like solid nutrition principles, and leave the rest of the stuff alone.
Here’s a proven guide for getting a six pack without fail:
1. Clean Up Your Diet
Apart from helping to keep your body-fat percentage where it needs to be, eating the right foods (and avoiding the wrong ones) will help you build a strong core worth revealing. After all, while whole carbs like quinoa, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and fruit will fuel your workouts so that you burn more calories, protein-rich foods like eggs, lean meats, and, fish will help you recover from them so that you build more muscle. Unsaturated fats from almond butter, walnuts, avocado, and olive oil work to help your metabolism function at its best and your body absorb all of the nutrients it needs.
As a general rule, reach for whole foods that contain fiber, healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates, and avoid processed ones that contain added sugars, refined carbohydrates, and tons of sodium. Remember, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
2. Eat Enough Protein
Protein will help you build lean muscle as well as burn body fat. Out of all the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat), lean protein has the highest thermogenic effect on the body. That makes it the most valuable macro nutrient of all because your body burns a ton of calories breaking it down.
This is one of the main reasons why professional athletes and competitive bodybuilders eat a diet that is high in lean protein and also have some of the best physiques on the planet. This goes for women also, not just men. As we are all humans with basically the same DNA and tissues, we all need protein in order to survive and also to burn body fat.
3. Put Your Legs To Work
When it comes to building a six-pack, many guys don’t think to work any muscles outside of their core. But, to uncover your abs, you need to train your whole body, especially your legs. Some of the largest and most metabolically consuming muscles in our body are in our hips and legs. Work your lower body by doing squats, lunges, and dead lifts. If you can work to engage your core during all of these exercises, even better.
4. Eat Post-Workout Carbs
Most people have been falsely led to believe that carbohydrates are bad and that they will make you fat. This is definitely a myth that needs to be busted. Of course, eating too much of anything will make you gain weight, but natural grain or starchy carbs such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, and oatmeal are actually quite beneficial in your six-pack quest, especially when consumed post-workout. When you eat carbs post-workout, they have the smallest chance of turning into body fat.
Try to eat moderate amounts of carbs and 1-2 cups of vegetables with each meal. This will ensure that your body gets the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber it needs to function at its peak and remain healthy.
5. Use Smarter Cardio Methods
You've probably heard that the best way to burn fat is to do long duration cardio at a slow to medium pace. This fat loss method is decent, but there is a much better way - doing interval workouts combined with abdominal exercises.
During the active recovery period of your interval workout, perform an ab exercise. For example, if you are doing interval sprints on a stationary bike or treadmill, run for 30 seconds at your maximum speed. Hop off of the machine and immediately perform a set of 20 exercise ball crunches. Get back on the machine and crank it back up again. Repeat 5-8 times.
You can throw in a variety of different ab exercises during this interval session such as reverse crunches, planks, etc.
6. Drink more water
While staying hydrated is important no matter your fitness goals, you absolutely have to drink up if you want to see the abs you’ve been working so hard to sculpt. Your body is two-thirds water, and you want to make sure it stays that way. Keeping your water levels up prevents water retention and helps your body rid itself of toxins and excess salt to reduce boat. And if you’re puffy, your abs aren’t going to look as chiseled as they could. When you hit the urinals, your pee should be pretty much clear.
The key to getting rock hard six pack abs is to be sure to focus on your diet while incorporating multi-joint, compound exercises, and smart cardio into your workout routine. That is the long, lost secret that you must use if you want to succeed in your six-pack quest. In this post, I shared with you a proven guide for getting a six pack without fail.
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