The six pack abs achievement is something that everyone wants, but very few people actually ever attain. Why is that? Well, it’s really hard! It takes great discipline and effort to get them. Most people just get frustrated and give up on them after a few months of trying. But, if you know what you’re doing, you’ll be much more likely to actually get great abs. Getting six pack abs pretty much boils down to two main points. Stick to these two guidelines, and I guarantee you’ll have great abs soon!
The first thing to remember is that diet is absolutely essential for your abs. I’d say that what you eat is almost more important then doing regular ab exercises. It is so often underestimated when really the kind of food you’re eating makes all the difference in having abs or not. So, what kind of diet do you need to follow to get good abs? It’s not rocket science, I’ll say that. It’s pretty much common sense. Eat healthy, and stay away from lots of carbs and fat.
When I say eat healthy I mean you need to have at least 4-5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. Stick with leafy green vegetabls high in fiber and other nutrients. For your protein in your meals, you want to have lean meats, like turkey, chicken and fish. Do not eat a lot of red meat, as that has a higher fat content. Eggs are also good to eat for a source of protein. Protein supplements can also be a good thing; take a supplement of protein once or twice and day and that will keep your muscles fueled with the protein they need to build themselves up.
If you keep your diet low in fat, you are going to lose fat from your midsection (when you’re exercising regularly) and that is what gets you the six pack. Everyone has the muscles there, it’s just that most people have too much fat covering them up.
The second guideline for six pack abs is to stick to ab exercises and cardio exercise at least 3 times a week. This way, you are getting your heart rate up and burning calories. You don’t need to do a ton of abs exercises; really, like 2-3 different exercises with a a few sets of each will be enough. Consistency is the important thing, as they must be performed on a regular basis to stay strong and lean.
Follow these two guidelines and you will be well on your way to a great stomach that turns heads!