The Female Six Pack Abs Advice You Need

First off, I'm not a woman. But I do know a lot about female six pack abs exercise. I've read a lot about six pack abs, I've had them myself, and I've talked with several really cut ladies that I know.

Weight training is one of the best methods of strength training! If you want to start weight training safely and effectively, with the best info, diet, and routines, check out the 5 Day Beginner Weight Training Course!

And I want to give you the best of that info so that your journey to six pack abs is the smoothest possible. It'll still take work, but with good info like the directions in my How to Get Abs e-book, it is definitely doable.

What's Different Between Male and Female Six Pack Abs Exercise?

Female six pack abs: how to get them!

The major difference for men and women working-out is that women lack the high level of testosterone men have. It's simply harder for ladies to build that muscle definition - and almost impossible to get the same big muscles as guys.

But you can still get plenty cut abs. But you won't look like a bodybuilder unless, well, you are one.

In Truth About Six Pack Abs by Michael D. Geary, he talks about male & female body makeup differences as well. Women need to get their body-fat down to below 16-19% to show their abs. Also, ladies tend to carry their fat on their hips, thighs, and lower abs, while men's fat goes to their sides (love handles).

But the Big Secret is...
Women aren't that different from guys!

There aren't a lot of six packs out there because it's hard work to get chiseled abs, for men or women. It can be fun, but it's a lot of exercise and eating right.

Ladies should use the same workouts, lifts, and exercises men do to get six pack abs. Don't try 'spot removal', 'targeted fat burning', or any other tricks. It really comes down to diet, good exercise, cardio, and honest perseverance that compliment each other.

So, Female Six Pack Abs in a Nutshell...

• Whole Body Strength Training

You need a good weight lifting program for your whole body, in addition to your ab exercises. The weight training will:

  1. Increase you metabolism through regular workouts...
  2. Increase your resting metabolism, since you have more muscle to feed even while sitting around, and...
  3. Strengthen the rest of the muscles in your body, building a balanced and healthy overall physique.

• Cardio/Aerobics

Cardio, like running, swimming, and playing intense ping-pong, burns calories. And burning more calories than you're taking in is the math of dropping fat.

Include some kind of cardio or aerobics in your weekly routine. 20-30 Minutes 2-3 days a week, or some HIIT training, will really help you burn off any fat you have.

• Diet

It's simple, but eat slightly less calories than you're burning. The difference between what you eat and the slightly higher amount that you're burning will be the amount of fat calories you'll lose.

Eat many (5-6) small, healthy, meals a day. This increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories even while sitting. And non-processed foods take more energy for your body to break down and use as fuel.

A Complete Battle Plan for Female Six Pack Abs

Eat healthy, lift weights 3 days a week with your ab routine, and run 1 to 2 days a week in the beginning. Keep it simple and do-able in the beginning, and you'll start to notice results before long.

If you want a more 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.

That's the short version of how ladies can get six pack abs. There's lots more info on this site dealing specifically with what to eat, how much to eat, what kind of cardio is best, how to track your progress, and workout routines for your abs and the rest of your body.

Oh, and be sure to sign up for the e-zine Starting Strong to get monthly strength training, exercise, and diet tips e-mailed to you - and access to the free e-book Train Smart, Eat Smart: Exercise Nutrition Hacks!

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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.

Rippetoe, Mark. 2007. Strong Enough?: Thoughts From Thirty Years of Barbell Training. Wichita Falls, TX: Aasgaard Co.

Venuto, Tom. 2003. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. Fitness Renaissance, LLC.

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