The Six Pack Secret

By: James Finnegan

Ask anyone in America: If you could have any body part instantly be better, they'll all tell you the same thing: I want a six pack! Ask any trainer America what's the hardest muscle group to build, they'll all tell you the same thing: the six pack!

Why? Because most people don't know how to look at a six pack. They think if you exercise and exercise you and can build one form nothing. I'm here to tell you, that's not true.

You see, most people forget the layer of fat that covers the stomach. You can have the worlds most beautiful six pack abs, but if there's a layer of fat covering it, no one will know. And simply exercising isn't going to make this layer go away.

Is all hope lost? Of course not. Read on, my friend!

Eating Right

Maybe I should title this section "eating for a six-pack," because I'm not a dietician. I never went to school to learn about nutrition. I just have a six pack, and I know how I got it. (Actually, I cheated)

Learn to eat smaller portions more often. Instead of three big meals, try six small ones. This will cause your metabolism to increase, meaning you'll burn more fat for the same amount of work.

Eat less carbs, but don't go crazy. Carbohydrates provide energy, which you're going to need when you're working out, but too many and they'll simply be stored as fat. Make sure you eat your carbs before you work out, so you can use the energy contained therein. If you eat them after you work out, they're useless. If you hungry after your work out, eat some protein (meat, eggs, fish, bean, etc.) which will aide in muscle growth.

Excercising

I considered naming this section "no six pack without sit-ups," but sit-ups actually aren't a very good exercise for ab building and "no six pack without crunches" sounds ridiculous.

I already mentioned crunches, but they're not the only exercise you need to build six pack abs. Try to include non-symmetrical exercises (lunges, cross-crunches, etc.) in order to add definition. Even the strongest muscles need definition.

Once your regular exercises become too easy, start doing them while holding a ten pound weight. This little bit of extra weight makes a disproportionately large difference to your abs.

Remember, you also need to do aerobic exercise to help get rid of that fat layer we discussed earlier. Eating better will help, but aerobic exercise will help more.

Always remember to stretch before exercising, and warm up. Drink plenty of clear fluids. And always remember to check with your doctor before beginning any new diet or exercise program.

Good Luck!

Want to know the program I used to get my six pack? Check it out

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