First off, I must mention that, for anyone, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires dedication, but you’ll be able! Below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, will produce results.
Step 1: Nutrition
This is the single key to the puzzle, hands down. You’ll have the most impressive set of abs, but if they’re covered with a layer of fat, you won’t see them! Break up your day with 5 or 6 mini-meals because this jump starts your metabolism. And stop eating the food that is preventing results: white bread, loads of pasta, soda, candy, fast food, hydrogenated oils, sugars and fructose corn syrup.
Instead, replace them with foods that will help reach your goal: oatmeal, olive oil, whole grain breads, fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, natural peanut butter, chicken, fish, protein and water. Be realistic- you’ll slip here and there, but make a conscious effort to radically improve your eating habits because getting a six pack will be impossible if you don’t.
Step 2: Exercise
You need to concern yourself with 3 different exercises: cardio, weightlifting and ab exercises. And aim to workout 3- 4 times a week.
The cardio you do can be anything: walking, running, biking, swimming….whichever cardio you don’t mind doing so that you’ll stick with it. Aim for 30-45 minutes, no less than 2 times a week.
Weightlifting is important because 3 pounds of added muscle burns as many calories as a 1 mile jog…and this is while you’re just sitting around! Aim for 30-45 minutes, no less than 2 times a week. If you’re confused to what exercises to do for each body part, check out out the following website. It features professional bodybuilders, but the details are great and can be employed by anyone.
The last exercise you’ll want to incorporate into your workout is ab exercises. Aim to work your abs no less than 3 times a week. There is a ton of different ab exercises you can do so seek out 3 or so that you can enjoy doing so you’re able to mix it up. A good database of different ab exercises is:
Tip: mix up your workout routine every 2 weeks to remain guessing and changing. Add or take away different weight or ab exercises, or at minimum, vary the weight, reps or form of cardio you do.
Well, there you have it. Follow the above for 3 months religiously, and while results will vary from person to person, you will experience improvement.
It will take dedication on your part but certainly you can do much better with a guide, like a Coquitlam Personal Trainer, but imagine the feeling you’ll get when you look in the mirror and like what you see.