The absolute gold standard accomplishment when it comes to losing stomach fat is getting a six pack. You see the models and movie stars in ads everywhere – TV, magazines, billboards, maybe on walls of your co-workers cubicles – and every one has the much coveted physique that you want yourself with the six pack abs.
Even though they are rich and famous, have their own personal trainers and chefs, there is still hard work and sweat that goes into getting a six pack. And you can get six pack abs too if you are willing to put in the time and the effort.
You are What You Eat
I’m sure you’ve all heard that saying and it really does have truth to it. If you want to get ripped abs, then you need to eat with that in mind, which means foregoing things like ice cream, french fries and beer, to name a few.
Doing all the abs exercises in the world is not going to get you a six pack if you are eating junk. Even if you are building your ab muscles, you will not be able to see your hard work because they will be covered by that layer of flab that you have maintained by eating bad foods.
Now I’m not saying you can never have the occasional treat, but for the most part, you will need to live by the motto “you are what you eat” if you want to be able to count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 visible abdominal muscles.
Lift Weights When You Hit the Gym
Doing abdominal exercises will tone and build the stomach muscles. You will definitely want to mix it up with different types of core exercises to hit the muscles in different ways and to keep your routine effective.
In addition, you probably want to include all muscle groups in your workout for two reasons:
- One – The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism which allows you to burn fat and get a six pack.
- Two – Do you really want to put all this work into getting a six pack and have the rest of your body have no definition.
Plan on lifting weights at least 3 times per week. You can certainly do more, however, don’t overdo it. Remember that your muscles do need time to rest in between workouts. Having sore muscles means you worked them.
Also be sure to change your routine so your body does not get used to the same exercise with the same amount of weight. By doing this one thing, you will progress faster in your quest to getting a six pack and keep your workouts fresh.
And Don’t Forget the Cardio
The best workout routine consists of both weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise. Doing one without the other is just not ideal. Some people hate one, so only do the other. You will see faster results to getting a six pack by adding cardio into your weekly routine.
If the thought of running or stepping for 45 minutes absolutely bores you, then consider doing interval cardio training. Interval training allows you to get the cardio in, but takes less time for the same, if not better, end result.