Well, the bad news is that it's not as easy as you may want it to be. The good news is that I'm going to show you how to do so.
There are 2 main secrets to get six pack abs. The first is diet. The second is exercise.
Diet for Six Pack Abs
I want to start by talking about diet because this is where most people fall way short when it comes to losing belly fat. Here's how most people operate - they do hundreds or thousands of sit-ups or hours of cardio and then eat whatever they want. It just don't work like that, especially if you want to burn belly fat. Being able to visibly see you "six pack" muscles requires that your body be lower than 10% (men) and about 15% (women).
We all have the same muscles, it's just that some people have less fat covering them. In order to reduce your body fat, the most powerful dietary decision you can make is to follow a raw food diet. Doing so means eating foods in their natural fresh state. It also means that you won't be polluting your body with foods that cause you to get fat such as wheat, dairy, or processed foods because these foods are always cooked.
The power of raw foods for losing weight and burning fat boils down to a couple of key concepts. First, raw foods are very high in food enzymes which help your body digest the foods you are eating. This is important because it means that you won't have foods sitting around in your stomach and digestive tract. Instead, your meals will be fully digested and utilized, not stored as fat.
Second, raw foods provide so much more nutrition than conventional foods. Because of this your body won't suffer from incessant cravings. Since your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, it doesn't need extra calories from other foods. This alone can make a huge difference because you are essentially eating fewer calories while still getting more than adequate nutrition.
Following these simple dietary recommendations can be a big step towards you getting six pack abs fast.
Exercise for Six Pack Abs - 2 Keys to Success
In order to get visible flat abs, you need to do workouts that don't train your abs! That's right - no sit-up, crunches, or other abdominal gimmicks. Here are the 2 secrets to six pack abs.
1. full-body exercises
The combination of intensity and full-body movements like squat presses, dumbbell swings, and lunge walks are key ingredients to burning belly fat. They will help you burn more calories in less time, get your body stronger, tone your muscles, and help you lose weight faster than traditional workouts.
Full-body workouts are essential since they activate a greater amount of muscle. Since muscle requires oxygen to produce energy, it follows that the more muscle you recruit, the more oxygen your body requires. As a result, you will breathe more heavily and hear yourself "huff and puff". This is good. This is what we want.
Remember this - for every liter of oxygen you consume, your body burn 5 calories.
Therefore, take in more oxygen (through complex full-body exercises) and you will burn more calories. Makes sense? I'll take that as a yes!
Here's workout video to show you what I mean about full body exercises done at the right intensity:
As I mention in the video, part of this workout is directly from Phase 2 of my Fitter U workout program. It involves doing 4 exercises where you're working for 45 seconds and allowing 30 seconds rest in between each exercises. When you finish the circuits you will then move onto 10 minutes of interval training.
Try doing 2-3 sets of this workout, 2-3 times per week and you'll experience the Fitter U difference. For the exercises involving weights, select a weight that will challenge you by the end of the 45 seconds. This amount of time should permit about 10-15 reps depending on your pace.
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