"I want six pack abs!", you say? Getting ripped abs is difficult, but certainly doable. All you need is quality information and a good plan.
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These guidelines will get you on the right path - And then you can clear away the obstacles and get your chiseled midsection!
Cardio workouts, like running and jumping rope, are the best for dropping fat! You burn calories and get an awesome workout.
If you want ripped abs, you need to change your body composition so that you have around 6-7% body fat or less for men, or 12% or less for women. So, when you've dropped enough fat, you'll be able to see those six pack abs.
This isn't all of it, but lifting weights and working your abs certainly helps. This gets your abs bigger and stronger, and speeds up your metabolism.
Your metabolism speeds up since you are lifting weights & need energy to make your muscles bigger. So, there's less calories left over that might get turned into fat.
Having the correct diet is a big part of getting ripped abs. You have to eat good food, as well as the right amounts of it.
Also, eat frequently, consuming your calories through-out the day. But if you want a complete diet and exercise plan, get my How to Get Abs e-book.
Alcohol is great for giving you lots of empty calories. It's not called a 'beer belly' for nothing.
If you plan your diet well, you can have a beer or two a week. But, any more than that is gonna get in the way of your I want six pack abs!resolution.
So, drop the six pack to get your own six pack :-)
Working out is good, plus cardio is even better, and adding in a correct diet is golden. Individually they are OK, but together they are amazing for getting six pack abs.
Have a plan where you're eating well and frequently,working out 3 days a week, and running 2-3 days a week. At that point it's easy to start dropping the pounds of fat and seeing your abs.
Yea, green tea. This stuff speeds up your metabolism as well, and gives you the feeling of being full.
On it's own, green tea won't give you ripped abs. But it's a good trick you should add to your complete program. It'll also give you more energy, and since it has zero calories you can drink as much as you want!
Feedback is important if you want to keep motivated. Without it, you don't know how you're doing or if you're getting closer to your goal.
You should be weighing yourself AND recalculating your body-fat percentage every week. I use skin-fold calipers, since they're cheap (around $15) and give accurate info.
But, the bottom like is to keep track of yourself while following the I Want Six Pack Abs! Guide. Otherwise, it'll be depressing to not know whether or not you're making any progress.
Be around people that motivate you! This sounds simple, but it really helps. Get a friend to go to the gym with you, or just associate more with athletic people.
Not only will this motivate you, you'll also learn more about working out. It's all-around good to get friends who are into the same things you're into.
Water is good. Actually, many people don't get enough water, and if you're exercising you'll need more than you've been drinking before.
Carry around a water-bottle that you can drink from through-out the day, whenever you feel thirsty. You'll be surprised how much you drink. Many times when you think you're hungry, you're actually just thirsty.
Last and NOT LEAST, resolve I WANT SIX PACK ABS! Motivation will keep you going and get you through setbacks.
Getting six pack abs isn't a straight path. There will be setbacks, but there will also be times you'll wake up and say, "Damn, I look good!"
With good info it becomes easier, but it still takes uncommon dedication to get well defined abs. Just keep that, "I want six pack abs!" motivation!
If you want a complete and structured plan, though, check out my How to Get Abs e-book. It contains exact, step-by-step instructions for how to get ripped, with exact exercise and diet info.
So, there's the best tips for getting the ripped abs you want. Again, it ain't easy, but with discipline you can certainly do it.
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Brungardt, Kurt. 1993. The Complete Book of Abs. New York: Villard Books.
Geary, Michael D. 2006. The Truth About Six Pack Abs. S.l: s.n.
Venuto, Tom. 2003. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. Fitness Renaissance, LLC.
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