Let’s talk about abs a little… The first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when we hear the word “abdominal muscles” is having perfect six-pack without saggy skin. However, the purpose of the “core” is much important than that. The abdominal muscles have an important role in your overall health. They provide support for the torso, they stabilize the lower back, help your body move, and maintain posture. Strong abdominal muscles work with other muscles in your body to protect your spine, hips and pelvis from injury.
It is true that getting perfect abs will require frequent and consistent workout from you. However, exercise alone can’t create “six-pack” abs. No matter how much you workout, if your training is not combined with a healthy, clean diet to lessen body fat, the abs will not be seen. The key to having “six-pack” abs is to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Your workout routine must include strength training and fat-burning cardio. This way you minimize the fat that hides the abs.
Your diet should consist of fruit, vegetables, good fat and protein in the form of fish, chicken and the occasional lean-meat portion of read meat.
“The first thing you need to understand is this: We all have six-pack abs. Six-packs aren’t ‘created’ by doing ab exercises, they already exist. The reason most of us can’t see our abs is because they’re covered by a layer of fat.” This is why you have to reduce your body fat in order to see those abs.
ABS TIP: When performing abdominal exercises, the repetitions should be in a SLOW, controlled manner: one repetition per 2 to 3 seconds. Add additional resistance by holding a dumbbell in your hands when you crunch. Increasing the resistance and doing reps in a slow manner will give better results than doing 100 fast, unfocused crunches.