What ab exercises should you do if you want the perfect six-pack, abs that look like they were carved from stone, solid muscle, the look everybody associates with being supremely fit and healthy and how important is your diet?

The six-pack look is without doubt the number one priority of most people who workout today. Yes they want a powerful chest and huge biceps, a back so broad it blocks out the sun, but most of all they want a six-pack.

To be able to see your six-pack you need a body fat percentage of about 14% for women and 10% for men. The fact is in todays modern world of sedentary jobs, processed food and large quantities of it. Six packs are not what you would normally expect. Maybe long ago when we worked many hours in the fields for our food we looked like Greek gods but not any more. Not even with the latest ab exercises.

the number one key to gaining a six-pack is your diet. When I say diet I am not talking about a traditional eat loads of salad diet. I mean the modern way to lose fat, which is to eat 5 small meals a day, each containing some form of protein. Eat every 3 hours, this keeps your metabolism high and therefore burns more fat, it also stops you going into starvation mode which is when your body thinks a famine is on the horizon and starts storing fat for energy. Never eat just one or two meals a day or you will go into the starvation mode which can be detrimental for your help and a reverse the effect of the dieting plan.

Exercise at least 3 but preferably 4 times a week. Include your bodyweight exercises to build muscle and some ab exercises. The reason you want to spend time building muscle as well as doing cardio is your metabolism stays higher for a lot longer after you have finished training if you do muscle building exercises.

Do not spend hour upon hour doing abs exercises, it is a total waste of time. You should do some good ab exercises to build strong core muscles but keep it to 10 minutes maxim. The fact is you can do 500 crunches, sit-ups or any other ab exercise and you still wont get the perfect six-pack you are looking for. The reason is because it is all about burning fat, we all have six packs it is just that we can not see them because of the layer of fat that they are covered in.

You cannot spot reduce fat so you can not get rid of the fat on your belly whilst the rest of your body remains the same.

You have to reduce the fat levels for the whole of your body to get good definition. Another reason not to do lots of ab exercises to spot reduce your belly fat, it will not work.

Do not try to lose more than 1 or a maximum of 2 lbs per week because your body needs time to adjust and remember the dreaded loose skin.

Change your ab exercises regularly. In fact change your whole routine regularly. It keeps your training more interesting and also makes your body work harder because it is working differently.

Never eat at least 2 hours before bedtime as carbohydrates have about 2 hours to be used up as energy before they are stored as fat.

Drink plenty of water, if it is cold even better because the body uses energy to keep warm.

If you have got the motivation to get a six-pack then I say go for it.

Stick to your plan and the general rules outlined in this article and you can do it.

Remember, you need a lot of drive and motivation to succeed unless you are genetically blessed. However, stick to the rules, take your time and you will be rewarded. Finally Two important things

It will not be as easy for some people as it is for others but every one can do it.

 

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