Seems like everywhere you look these days you’ll find websites that promise to show you the latest secret in getting your six-pack abs.
While some of the sites are legit, many of these are nothing short of scam artists sitting behind professional looking websites.
When you try to develop your six-pack, it’s easy to get caught up in all the advertising and all the marketing bullshit. Many of these offer feature videos, amazing sales copies, celebrity testimonials, and this leaves most of us pretty convinced if I’m honest.
With the growing number of so-called gurus telling you what to do what not to do, my advice would be to follow commonsense.
Here’s What to DO
One of the most overlooked elements of trying to get ripped is diet.
Diet is the most important tool you need to help reveal your abs. Regardless of what you might have heard in the past about one fat pill or another, what you do in the kitchen is far more important than what you do even in the gym.
Diets are responsible for 90% of the results. So instead of falling for this claim or that claim of this pill or that pill, just focus on your nutrition
My Six Top Tips
- Eat plenty of protein because it helps to build muscle and burn body fat. Out of all the macronutrients, protein offers the highest level of thermogenic effect known. This makes it extremely valuable because it burns loads of calories and that’s precisely why many professional athletes and competitive bodybuilders eat high-protein diets.
- Try a good quality natural fat burner. Fat burners are created from blends of herbs and stimulants that help you burn more calories when exercising. The good quality products induce the release of adrenaline and speed up the metabolism.
- Make sure you eat carbs post workout. I’m sick of being told repeatedly that eating carbohydrates is bad because they will make you put on fat. This is bullshit! I agree that eating too much of anything will cause you to gain weight but by sticking to a natural grain and starchy carbs, sweet potatoes come to mind as well as oatmeal, and brown rice, these pretty much guarantee that you don’t put on any extra fat. When you eat carbohydrates post workout, they have very little chance of turning the body fat. Eat a moderate amount of carbs, I’d say 1 to 2 cups of vegetables with your meals.
- Eat plenty of healthy fats including polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in the form of fish oils, olive oils, and raw nuts. Dietary fat can help to regulate insulin levels which are very important if you want to lose that belly. By combining lean protein with the right amount of green leafy vegetables that consist of carbs and fats, you will supercharge your metabolism which will continue running 24/7.
- Look at what you are eating. It’s important to eat a balanced diet that is made from healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates. I’m repeating myself here but protein helps to build muscle and is probably the most essential macronutrient out there. When you take carbs post workouts, your body will quickly absorbed these and turn them into muscle tissue, effectively meaning more gains. Not only this, post workout carbs will also help the muscles to recover much faster.
- Ditch the crunches. Instead perform compound and multi-jointed total body movements. These are known to promote more fat loss and bigger muscles growth than crunches and sit-ups have ever done. It’s pointless to waste your time doing crunches and sit-ups because they do very little in terms of fat loss. And without fat loss, no matter how big your abs are underneath all that fab, they will still invisible!
- Do smart cardio. The best way to burn fat in the traditional sense is to do a long cardio session at a slow or medium pace. Although the fat burn will be decent using this method, there is a better way of doing it and that is interval training coupled ab routines. During the recovery period of your interval workout, get on the floor and start doing crunches. During your cycle sprints, go off and do some crunches during recovery. In this becoming clear?
To get a rock hard six-pack it is important to focus on diet and multi-joint compound exercises as well as smart cardio in your routine. This is a long lost secret, forget all the bullshit you’ve heard before this.