The Right Way to Get 6 Pack Abs Quickly

By: D Fraser

Some ways are quicker then others to develop a tight set of 6 pack abdominals, thankfully the process isn't science, and almost anyone can do it. How ever you need to follow the right program of diet, workouts, and exercise. In this article we'll give you a primer about how to shape your lifestyle and build a set of abdominals that will catch eyes. So get ready to learn the effects of diet on your lean muscle mass, and what role exercise has to play in developing six pack abdominals.

Stop the same old routine

If you spend a lot of time doing crunches and other specific abdominal exercises stop now. While thee exercises will develop your abdominal muscles this is the last part of the plan to get 6 pack abs. You need to first pay attention to nutrition, and caloric intake to ensure you're lean enough to see those abs that you're working so hard to develop. Many of us have a thin layer of fat covering our mid section that makes abs invisible until it's gone.

The secret is in Body Fat Percentage

To be able to see your abs you're going to need to have under 10% body fat, and the majority of us aren't there. The first thing you need to do is figure out what percentage body fat you are. If you're a current member at a gym they can likely measure this for you.

Next step is to improve upon that and the best change to make is in your diet. Caloric intake (the number of calories you eat each day) plays a big role in whether you lose or gain weight. If you're taking in more calories then your body is naturally burning, plus what ever it burns during exercise then you're going to put weight on. The goal is to be the opposite of this, and eat fewer calories then your burn so you have a deficit and lose weight.

When our body gets more calories then we need each day we're going to be putting on more weight, how ever if you do the opposite you're going to see fat burning because our bodies will need energy to finish the day, and where does that energy come from when we don't have enough calories? You guessed it fat.

A brief word of caution here, this isn't to suggest you should starve yourself there is a safe and an unsafe way to go about doing this so be careful not to cut your calories to drastically.

Doing the right exercises to get lean

Like I mentioned already if doing crunches and sit ups isn't right what should you be doing. Think fat burning workouts, such as wind sprints and fast jolts of energy. Combine this with some basic resistance training and walking or jogging and you'll have a formula for success that will have the fat melting off you.

For specific ab workouts look to leg and knee raises hanging from a bar, as well as leg lifts, and stability ball crunches. Each of these targets a specific aspect of the abs.

There are actually complete ebooks written just about getting lean and doing the right workouts to shed the fat and get 6 pack abs quickly. How long will it take you to reach your goals? That all depends on where you're at now for body fat percentage, fitness level, and your determination to succeed!

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