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Ab Exercises Don't Shrink Your Waistline

Aug 23, 2008
Those sexy flat abs are completely within reach without those boring ab exercises or useless (and overpriced) ab machines. All you need are the basics really! That would include basic cardio exercises and basic weight training or strength training exercises. Notice that ab exercises aren't even in that teeny tiny list? Well that's because ab exercises have almost nothing to do with being able to show off those sexy abs!

The very first step to getting to those abs is by changing your diet. No matter what weight you're at or what your pant size or waistline measurement is, everyone has body fat. Even someone who seems to be just so skinny has body fat. So the key is to cut body fat and replace that fat with muscle. Oh and this is probably the only time that the BMI (Body Mass Index) will actually come in handy, even if only as an arbitrary number to focus on.

Now, how do you cut your fat intake? Well, it isn't by cutting out fat all together. There are good and bad fats and if you have excess body fat, well that means you've been eating the bad fats. Bad fats aren't the only culprits in this though. Sugars (especially processed or chemically produced sugar) is horrible, absolutely horrible for you! Think diet sodas (but sodas are bad anyways as they are) and pre-packaged processed foods. This doesn't mean that fresh baked cookies are okay to binge on. No way. Eat it in moderation, if you eat it at all!

Okay so foods you should eat are basically all found in the produce and meat section of your grocery store. Stick with fresh vegetables and fruits with high quality meats. As far as sugar goes, you'll get plenty from fruits, which also offer fiber. You won't need bread, if you really think about it but it's not as horrible as laboratory sugar. Avoid everything else! Well, at the very least, cut everything else down to very rare occasions or events to avoid allowing those foods (ie: junk food) to have less negative affects on you.

So that was the hard part, getting your general lifestyle to be in the same sexy ab focus. Cutting certain unhealthy foods will absolutely cut your body fat. A great way to push it along is though exercise! It may not be ab exercises, which are mind-boring, but you still need to put workout as a top priority in your quest to get sexy flat abs.

Like I mentioned, your workouts should include cardio and weight training. These two exercise types will help you further reduce body fat. Cardio should be something along the lines of running, sprinting, or even speed walking. The main focus is to get your heart rate up and to make sure your whole body is getting a great workout in. Bicycling is usually considered cardio but it's less of an all-body workout so it wouldn't really work for this. Weight training is also all about heart rate and physical ability of your whole body because lifting weights requires your whole body, not just one part.

You're probably wondering why all these burn-fat, cut-fat ideas. Well, fat, especially body fat rests right above muscles because the job of fat is to serve as energy but also plays a role in almost shielding important muscles. Abs are important, right? So anyway, there is body fat covering your abs and that's the case with everyone. Once you start to shed body fat though, your abs become more predominant and the definition of your abs is much more visible. Even without ab exercises, your flat abs will definitely bring the sexiness back because that's where your all-body workouts were contributing!

Simple is the best and I think you'll agree that simple diet plus simple workout routine is the easiest way to get to a point where you can show off your sexy flat abs!
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James Wong lost over 40lbs. just by using The Secret 2 Fat Loss. You too could lose weight as easily as he did. Find out how to get six pack abs fast. You can burn fat without counting calories at www.TheSecret2FatLoss.com
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