Abs are one of the most sought after physical traits. Very few people have “Ripped abs,” yet everyone strives to attain them. Tons of books and websites are devoted to getting you that lean washboard stomach but many of these program don’t tell you some of the common facts that could either make or break your success.
Here’s Our List To Make You More Successful!
- SALT– The average American eats too many processed foods. These foods contain HUGE amounts of sodium. This forces your body to retain water. The water retention leads to bloating.
- CARBS, CARBS, CARBS – Although carbs are necessary for your body to function. You must eat the right kind (Complex carbs), eat them during the DAY (avoid them at night), and eat them in moderation. Since carbohydrates draw water into the cells this is also another cause of excess water weight. The increase in water weight prevents you from looking lean. Carbs also have the ability to store as fat when eaten in excess amounts.
- Body Fat – No matter how much you work out or how much weight you lose, body fat will always be a defining factor in attaining a 6 pack. Your body fat percentage must be extremely low to shed the excess fat that insulates your abdomen.
- Choosing the right exercise program – Abs are stimulated and sculpted, not by how many crunches you do, but rather how long that muscle is under tension. So if someone says “I do 500 crunches a day and I don’t have a 6 pack,” you automatically know that they aren’t doing them all at once and they take long rest periods OR their diet isn’t where it should be. The best way to work your abs is doing different ab exercises all in a row (chose 5 or 6), do 10-15 reps of each of them, then rest. Do this 3 -4 rounds.
- Lean Foods Mean A Lean Body – Eating “clean foods” that are void of preservatives, excess salt, excess sugar, and excess fat is the way to go! If you aren’t sure what this means then think of it this way “If the creator made it (without altering it) then you can have it.
Throughout my career this has always been one of the top ten questions both on my site and in the gym. Washboard abs aren’t an easy task but they are attainable with the right information!