How To Get 6 Pack Abs

Get 6 Pack Abs

CrunchesIf you think doing 1,000 crunches per day is going to get you that ripped stomach, then you are wrong. There are numerous factors that go into getting a washboard stomach, and none of them involve thousands of crunches. In fact, a healthy diet, cardio and a balanced core training program are the most important factors when trying to get those six pack abs.

The 6 Pack

6 Pack AbsThe term “6 pack abs” refers to a well defined stomach muscle known as the rectus abdominis. This muscle aids in the flexion of the lumbar region of the spine. In simple terms, it’s responsible for the curvature of the lower spinal region and the tilting of the pelvis.

To get ripped abs, you must have a low enough body fat percentage to allow for your muscular definition to show. This is where diet, cardio and proper exercise training comes in.

The Proper Diet

Healthy DietWhen trying to get a leaner mid-section, you must have a healthy diet that will help you to shed body fat, lose weight and keep you lean.

Additionally, your diet must provide you with the proper nutrients and caloric intake necessary for you to have enough energy to participate in regular cardio and weight training programs. Check out our article “a healthy diet” for more information.

Cardio Exercises

Intense CardioIn addition to a healthy diet, there’s no better way to shed the body fat than cardio. This form of training helps to burn calories and the stored fat within your body. Additionally, cardio can help to improve your overall health, mood and preventing serious ailments like heart disease, obesity and diabetes. The most recommended form of cardio, for getting those ripped abs, is high intensity. Doing cardio at higher intensity levels will help to burn off the fat quicker. It will also boost your metabolism, which will keep burning off the fat even after you’re done working out.

Proper Exercising Tactics

Internal External ObliquesOnce you have a solid diet and cardio program in place, you can begin to focus on the abdominal exercises that will help you to get the washboard stomach you’ve always dreamed of. It’s important that you not only workout the rectus abdominis, but you also workout other muscles in the core region like the obliques (located near the “love handles”) and the lower back. Focusing on all of the major core muscles will help you to have a more balanced and strong core region, which will pay huge dividends in your everyday life.

Form and exercise equipment can also be significant factors when trying to get 6 pack abs. You must always practice proper form to prevent injuries. One of the most common gym injuries is when people push too hard on the back of their head during crunches, leading to neck strains.

Additionally, depending on your level of experience and conditioning, there are many different pieces of exercise equipment that can take your workouts to another level. It’s important that you only perform exercises and use equipment that directly reflect your current level of experience and conditioning.

Implementing These Strategies…

Fortunately, if you need assistance in getting those rock hard abs, then on the next page I’ll share a solution that has helped thousands of others lose weight. Additionally, on the next page I’ll provide you with nutritional advice that will eliminate your stomach fat…