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How To Get A Six Pack

Aug 17, 2007
Most of us spend a lot of time wishing we had a set of six pack abs. They have come to define what it means to be healthy and strong. The problem lies in that it is not that easy to create a set of hard ripped ab muscles without a lot of work and dedication.

We are bombarded daily in the media with commercials for the latest and greatest fat busting, ab ripping machine, or some sort of miracle pill that will do all the work for us. It doesn't help when there are ripped models demonstrating the latest "Gut Buster Lounge." Do you really think they got those trim and firm bodies by spending twenty minutes a day-three days a week doing an exercise on a machine that looks like it should be rolling up burritos?

You can spend days and months using these ab exercise gizmos, or doing thousands of sit-ups and crunches but unless you also burn away excess body fat your six pack will never see the light of day. Your six pack will remain nice and cozy beneath a layer of fat and only you will know it exists.

There was a time in college when the running joke was, "Yeah, I have a six pack; it's just hiding beneath this beer." It didn't matter how active we were with mountain biking, skiing, hiking and other outdoor fun, our penchant for drinking beer after our fun ruined any chances we had at a "rock hard six pack." It all comes down to calories.

The secret to how to get a six pack is really quite simple. It's what you do with it that takes hard work and dedication. Those fitness models on the TV commercials are examples of what that work and effort can achieve, and not only that they get paid to show off their bodies.

To get six pack abs you need to follow a program consisting of three things.

1. Your Diet - This has everything to do with the food you eat, not the latest diet fad. Your body needs and demands certain nutrients in order to run at its peak capability. Your body is a high performance machine. It needs protein, carbs, fiber, vitamins and minerals and even some fat to function properly. A lean healthy diet will encourage you body's metabolism to burn off its fat store more readily.

2. Core Strength - You must exercise and strengthen all your core muscles, not just your abs, if you want that firm toned midsection. In addition it is vitally important that you also exercise your major muscle groups which include your legs and back. These are the biggest muscles in your body and working them burns more calories then exercising just your abdominal muscles.

3. Cardio Training - The key to getting rid of fat is burning more calories than you take in. Aerobic training does just that. If you want to get rid of belly fat then get up off the couch and go for a walk, take a bike ride, or play some hoops. Find something you like to do and keep doing it.

If you seriously want to get a set of six pack abs like those fitness models on the TV commercials you will have to put in the work and lifestyle changes to make it happen. You have to burn the body fat in order to make any gains your abdominal exercises give you to show through. Only by following a complete diet and training regimen will you be able to develop that set of six pack abs you have always wanted.
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