I think it’s great that you’re asking yourself this. It only means that you’re ready for a cool change. It also means you are aware that having an unfit body and living an unhealthy lifestyle aren’t acceptable anymore.
Don’t be discouraged even before you’ve begun though. Getting your abs in shape isn’t as hard as you think. Once you have the essentials down, everything will just start to fall into place.
How does one get six pack abs? I feel that the most obvious question is, “Where does one START?”
When I decided to build my abdominals, I didn’t know where to begin either. I struggled for days, weeks even, thinking about the best thing to do first. Looking back, it would’ve been a whole lot easier for me had I followed these 3 easy steps:
- Re-evaluate your eating habits;
- Burn excess body fat; and
- Follow an abdominal muscles program.
The first thing you need to do is to look at your diet. Check the contents of your fridge, think back on what you usually order when you eat out, and review your grocery lists. These are a few things you can do to implement this step.
Altering my nutritional regimen definitely helped me kick off my objective to build my abdominals. Your diet can have a huge impact on your body’s performance and appearance. By cutting down on bad fats, starchy foods, and sweets, you’re actually paving the way for your body to get in gear.
Word of advice: before spending a ridiculous amount of money on complicated training machines and too-good-to-be-true diet pills, work on your diet. You’ll be surprised how much time and money you can save just by doing that.
The second step requires you to burn excess body fat. Excess – the term itself says it all. When you have more fat than your body needs, it only makes it more difficult to tone your muscles, especially your midsection.
For me to build my abdominals, I had to perform full body workouts. Exercises that involve all muscle groups help burn more fat. Not only that, but they improve your general fitness as well.
High-intensity full body aerobic exercises will give you the best fat burning results during and AFTER your workout. As you form this healthy habit, your body will respond positively and can only continue to burn fat long after you’ve exercised.
Abdominal Muscles Training
Combined with full body workouts, regular implementation of an abdominal training program will definitely get your ab muscles toned and buffed in no time. This was the third step I took to build my abdominals.
High-resistance ab exercises such as weighted sit ups and hanging leg raises build muscles fast and safe. After doing regular crunches and sit ups, it would be best if you tried exercises that will challenge you more. Remember, the higher the resistance, the faster you’re going to get ripped abs.
Following these 3 steps made it easier for me to build my abdominals, and it will do the same for you. So, start eating healthy, perform full body workouts, and hike up the resistance for your ab program today.
Are you still trying to build your abdominals? Have these helped you? Add your comments below.