Sunday, March 4, 2012

What You Really Need For Flat Abs

Achieving firm, flat abs is perhaps the most sought after exercise goal right now. Would you like to harden your abs and get that six-pack that everyone finds so attractive? Then read on and find out what you really need for flat abs.

Despite common opinion, exercising your abs is NOT the most important thing you need to do to get flat abs. There are a couple of aspects which go into great abs: dedication, hard work, and good genes. Obviously, you have no control over your genes, so you may need even more dedication and hard work.

The only way that you can get flat abs is to lose body fat. No matter how much ab strength training you do (crunches, leg raises, etc), you will not get that six-pack. Getting that six-pack is a two part step - strength training for muscle definition (crunches, bicycle, sit-ups), and weight loss for visibility. Your muscles hide beneath your fat, so even if you have really strong and worked abdominals, if you have a layer of fat covering them then you won't have that coveted six-pack.

So how do you get flat abs? There are three steps that you must perform for everything to come together.

Step 1: Regular cardio exercise. This is how you burn fat to expose your ab muscles. You should perform 30 - 45 minutes of cardio 3 - 4 non-consecutive times a week.

Step 2: Strength training. You must do this for your entire body, not just your abdominals. Remember, your abs are just like any other muscle in your body. Don't train them every day.

Step 3: Eat healthy. Limit your caloric consumption and go on a high fiber diet. Cut soda, coffee, fast food, and candy from your diet, and drink plenty of water.

These 3 steps that I just outlined to you, if followed, will help you on your way to achieving flat abs. To learn more on how to get that six-pack, visit

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