The truth about abs may come to some a surprise, but for others not so much. A lot of people want abs, and make this their primary goal, especially around beach season. You can't really blame them, they do look good!
For people who want to lose weight, 6 pack abs is something they have always wanted. Some people achieve they're goals, while others don't. It all depends on your dedication and knowledge.
The truth about abs is simple, and it's not doing crunches until your blue in the face or buying rip off ab machines you see on television. Here are the top 3 factors that determine if you can achieve a 6 pack.
First, we will talk about the most important factor which is indeed your diet. You will retain fat if you eat poorly. Fat is what covers your abs. The truth is, everyone has abs, they are just covered by body fat.
You can keep up on your cardio, exercise, and train your abs, but it will all equal out to nothing if you eat like garbage. What you eat is such a determining factor with any fitness goal.
As you can see, diet is king.
Watching your diet will help you get abs. Keeping your fat intake down and eating healthy clean foods consistently is key. Slowly eat away at that layer of fat to reveal your potential. Exercise can help you with this as well, which leads us to our next section.
Exercise can help you gain muscle, lose weight, increase stability, increase balance, increase endurance, and more. Eating right in conjunction with exercise will speed up your results.
Depending on your current status, cardio should be done 2 or more times a week. If you are trying to build muscle, keep cardio to no more then twice a week. If you are trying to lose weight, 3-4 times a week is good. Either way, cardio helps shred that unwanted fat. Just make sure you keep up your protein intake to retain muscle.
Training your abs along with your other muscle groups will help build your muscles. Once that fat is gone, you want to make sure your abs are visible and "pop" at least a little! Ab exercises will help you with this.
The truth about abs is diet, cardio, and exercise! Eat right and incorporate some walking or jogging into you routine. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the contact form! You can also reach me via Twitter or Facebook, which you can find in the right column near the top of this page!