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Jan 10, 2008
Why Don't More People Have 6 Pack Abs?

Why is it that 6 pack abs are so prevalent in magazines and movies, but not so common in the real world. Remember Brad Pitt in Fight Club, or Daniel Craig in "James Bond"? What about Jessica Alba in "Into the Blue". Do movie stars have a different physiology than normal folks? Of course not! I think the main reason that people don't have 6 pack abs is that they don't believe it is possible or realistic for them. Believe me, you can get amazing abs with the proper approach. Yes, just as good as Will Smith in "I Am Legend".

Lifting a Large Amount of Weight is Not As Impressive as Toned Abs

Many people are impressed with men and women who are exceptionally strong. If I go into your gym and have everyone lift up their shirt, I am betting that less than 5% have six pack abs (maybe less than that). If I take the same people and have them do a one rep max on the bench press, I am certain that over 20% can bench over 225 pounds. The funny thing is that getting 6 pack abs takes less time than getting strong enough to bench 225 pounds. If you have worked out for any period of time and don't have washboard abs, you are simply spending your time in the gym doing the wrong things.

When Your Abs Are Defined, Your Whole Body Will Look Great

Want to be guaranteed that your entire body will be defined? Then focus on getting six pack abs. Seriously, if you get to the point where you have a defined midsection then your entire body will look great. Have you ever seen a woman with a defined midsection with flabby arms. It won't happen! Your abdominal region is kind of the barometer of how fit you are.

A Washboard Stomach is 80-90% About Diet and Cardio

You don't get great abs from crunches and sit ups. I haven't done any type of crunching movement in over 5 years and my abs look phenomenal. Ab exercises certainly will help your abs look a tiny bit better, but focus your time on the thing that gives you the best results. I would say 90% of great abs is from diet and cardio. I wouldn't even bother doing crunches if your body fat is high, spend that extra 15 minutes and add that to your cardio workout.

Crunches and Ab Exercises Don't Play a Significant Role In Getting 6 Pack Abs

Some people will freak out if they don't do at least some for of crunching movement. If that is the case then do 3-4 sets, don't just spend too much time here. Spend the majority of your time burning body fat with cardio. I prefer running, since it forces your core to stabilize your body while you do it. Your abs have to tighten to transfer force from your legs to your upper body. This is especially true with interval training, which involves sprinting.

Summary: You probably just need to increase the cardio and decrease the calories if you don't have six pack abs. I know it sounds almost too simple, but believe me it will work for you.
About the Author
Rusty Moore is an author who gives advice to men and women who want a body that attracts the opposite sex. Don't train to be bulky! Study the Fitness secrets of Hollywood's finest and get slim instead. Go to his site today...Fitness Black Book
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