The Best Diet and Exercises for Abdominals

By: Raymond Burton

A question I run into a lot from personal training clients is "What diet and exercises are the best for me to do so I can see my abs?" For some reason there is a misconception that there is something special that you do different from regular training in order to get a six-pack.

The truth of the matter is that developing a six pack comes back to the same information that we have heard before. You need to train your whole body, and eat properly in order to reduce your body fat so that your abdominals become visible.

It's just not possible to wake up one day and decide that you would like to have a lean, fat free stomach and that you can achieve this through some quick "plan" that will zero in on your stomach to the exclusion of the rest of your body.

You can have the main goal of seeing a massive change to your stomach but if you take the correct actions to attain a six-pack in the fastest manner possible, you MUST see changes in your whole body.

What I am saying is that even though it may seem indirect, you will see greater visual changes to your stomach in a shorter period of time from doing three whole body workouts a week, some cardio and eating 5 small meals a day then you ever will from the best ab gadgets and fat burning pills out there.

Let's just say for the sake of argument that some of these ab machines work excellent for stimulating the abdominals. They still don't do anything to remove the layer of fat that is covering them and making them impossible to see. In order to remove that layer of fat, you need to burn off calories and you also need a way to keep that layer from coming back. This brings me to the fat burning pills.

First let me say that fat burners are a joke and that you can get the same effect from drinking coffee and green tea. That effect is a temporary high in energy and kick in the pants to your nervous system. You MAY burn slightly more calories because of your heightened energy levels but when you crash down and need a nap, you're not burning very many calories then are you?

Let's just say that there was a fat burner that could be the answer to all your prayers and that just by taking it would give you a six pack in a couple of weeks. What happens once you have that six pack? You'd need to keep taking and paying for those pills in order keep what you have. In other words, you'd be an addict with no spare cash. That's assuming that fat burners did work, which they don't. There was a time when some of them did, but these days the ingredients that make them work are now illegal.

Remember, the quickest route to a fat free, flat stomach is getting rid of excess body fat. You're abs are already there! Reach down and touch your stomach. Dig deep into any cushioning you have there and you will feel lumps! Those are your abs. If you take away the cushioning, you will see them.

If you want to see a six pack in the shortest possible time, get working on a full body resistance training program that includes some abdominal work and cardio work. Start eating the right foods. Foods that will fire up your metabolism and give you more energy. Combine these factors for a couple of weeks and you will see more results in a couple of weeks then any ab gadget or fat burning pill could ever give you.

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