Getting six pack abs is all about having a plan and sticking to it. It doesn’t have to be painful or drudgery. Working smart…. not hard is the key.
If you really want six pack abs before summer, you can jumpstart your efforts by immediately following these diet and exercise tips below: HINT: Diet is extremely critical for this plan to work. Direct ab exercise alone won’t cut it.
Cut these foods out right away: white bread, pasta, soda, candy, dessert, fast food, hydrogenated oils, sugars, fructose corn syrup. These turn into fat if not burned immediately, and have no nutritional value at all.
Start eating more of these: whole grain bread, peanut butter, chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, nuts, olive oil, oolong and green tea, plenty of water. These foods are mainly a mix of high protein, high fiber and complex carbohydrates… the right stuff you need.
You need a mix of cardio, weight lifting and direct ab exercise.
Cardio can be treadmill, walking or jogging. Twice a week 30 minutes. Try to include high intensity bursts into your cardio… example 1minute jog, 10 second sprint, repeat.
Weightlifting burns calories and adds muscle. Actually muscle weighs more than fat so don’t worry if you’re not losing weight; the goal is to burn fat and build muscle. Go for two “50” minute workouts per week.
Direct ab exercises. Focus on specific ab exercises, and don’t get caught up purchasing any fancy equipment. There are many exercises that target the six pack area so aim for 3 good direct ab workouts per week.
There it is…a basic roadmap that will get you six pack abs in about 8-10 weeks. It’s really all about balancing diet and exercise together… following only diet or exercise regimen will give poor results. Properly execute this plan will yield awesome results.