3 Things You Must Do To Get Six-Pack Abs
Ask any woman what is the most attractive part of a guy’s body and most of the time, they will tell you it’s a set of ripped six-pack abs.
Ask any guy what the one they want the most that’s impossible to get… and they’ll give you the same answer: ripped six-pack abs.
A ripped six-pack is considered by many as the pinnacle of healthy, fit, and sexy man.
So is it any wonder that in every gym, you will see men of all ages doing endless crunches in the hope of obtaining the much-coveted killer abs?
Unfortunately, most men will never get to see their abs no matter how many sit-ups they do.
Why Most Men Will Never Get a Six-Pack
You may not like what I am going to give to you straight… so listen up carefully.
Six-Pack Abs Truth #1:
You may be able to do a zillion crunches a day and you might even build a rock solid core, but as long as there is a layer of fat covering your stomach, you will never see your abs because it is covered by a layer of fat.
Not only that, if you do focus on building a strong core and building up abdominal muscles, you might even make your stomach look fatter because the underlying muscle will simply push your stomach and fat out even further!
Six-Pack Abs Truth #2:
When it comes to six-pack abs, there’s something else we have to get straight.
There is no such thing as spot reduction. You can’t just burn fat off your stomach without burning fat off the rest of your body.
Late night TV commercials or magazines have been telling you that you can have well-defined abs by using this gadget or that electronic gizmo.
Do you really believe that it is that simple? Of course, you don’t (at least I hope you don’t).
If that nonsense worked, every guy would have six-pack abs and you wouldn’t be reading this article.
So what does it take to get six pack abs?
3 Things You Must Do To Get Six-Pack Abs
With all of that out of the way, let’s take a look at what it really takes to get the elusive six-pack you really want.
1. A mild calorie deficit.
The old saying that “abs are made in the kitchen not the gym” is absolutely true, yet most guys trying to get six-pack abs completely ignore the importance of nutrition.
If you want to see your six-pack and have a defined core, you’re going to have to burn fat… and that means you need to have a clean, calorie restricted diet.
You may have heard this before, To lose fat effectively and permanently for your abdominal muscles to show, you must include a mildly deficit calorie restriction diet, frequent cardio workouts and strength training with weights to build muscle so as to raise your metabolism in order to lose weight and burn fat naturally. Your weight loss goals will not be achieved effectively or permanently when any one of the three elements is done wrong or not even incorporated in your slimming program. I repeat the three elements again:
2. Frequent cardio – preferably HIIT.
The most effective way to burn fat is with high-intensity interval training.
And if your goal is to get six-pack abs you’re really going to have to ramp it up and make it a regular part of your routine if you seriously want to get your body fat down to single digit levels.
3. Weight training workouts.
Most people who try to get six-pack abs only focus on doing cardio. And they usually do the wrong type… longer cardio session vs the high-intensity type you need to use.
To get six-pack abs you’ll need to not only do cardio, but you’ll want to lift weights as well.
Lifting weights will build muscle, which raises your metabolism, and helps your body burn fat more quickly.
A regular weight lifting workout routine supplemented with high-intensity interval training is the closest thing to a “magic pill” for getting six-pack abs.
So there you have it, the three key ingredients to getting ripped six-pack abs.
Forget about fad food diets, popping magic pills, or focusing on long cardio sessions.
A clean, calories restricted diet, high-intensity interval training, and weight training routine is all you need to get that ripped midsection.