How Do I Get Six Pack Abs?!

Abdominal Muscle Anatomy and Functions
The abdominal muscle is made up of 4 main muscle parts.  Those muscle parts include the rectus abdominais, transverse abdominis, external oblique and internal oblique.

These muscles include important functions such as movement and support.  They support the back muscles and postural support.  This means that with good abs, you will improve your posture!

Because of all this hyped-up and misguided information – even among so-called ‘fitness experts’ – you should be skeptical of all abdominal training equimpment and programs. Let’s first eliminate the top four ways not to get six-pack abs:

Learning how to get six-pack abs does not require expensive workout equipment promoted through obnoxious infomercials. You can’t flick on the TV anymore without seeing two new abdominal exercise machines being promoted at once. There are so many of them that if you get suckered into these ‘ab workout’ gimmicks, you will be broke quicker than you can do a crunch! And get this: Of the $520 million dollars a year spent on exercise equipment, abdominal machines get a $208 million dollar piece of the cake!

Learning how to get six-pack abs does not require thousands or even hundreds of crunches a day. So much for the Megan Fox workout! Crunches are decent but totally overused and associated with more being better. Crunches are a very general exercise, and general exercises get general results. Excessive floor crunches shorten the abdominal wall, pull your head forward and emphasize poor posture. They also involve a very low level of stimulation which neglects adequate muscle-fiber recruitment.

Learning how to get six-pack abs does not involve starvation diets. Starvation diets starve the muscle when you should be feeding the muscle instead. Guess what happens when you starve your body? Your metabolism shuts down out of survival and causes your body to store fat. Your body must get energy from somewhere, so guess what gets sacrificed? That’s right, your precious muscle which is, in fact, responsible for maintaining a high metabolism. Starve your muscle – doesn’t make sense!

Learning how to get six-pack abs does not require fat-burning pills. What did the last weight loss pill you bought do for you? The same thing the next one is going to do – nothing! Except give you a thinner wallet but not a thinner waist line. The entire concept of taking pills to ‘burn fat’ is built on a sandy foundation and misleading because diet pills only treat the symptoms and not the root cause. Without focusing on the root problems of a flabby mid-section, like poor nutrition, a crazy lifestyle and improper training, you will just end up where you started – farther away from having a six-pack for summer instead of closer.

Just Because You’re Skinny Does Not Mean You Will Have Six-Pack Abs!

Skinny guys who wish to build their mid-sections is more than enough evidence to disprove the false reality of “I should be able to ‘see’ my abs if I have low body fat.” I’m sure you know of a friend who is completely scrawny, yet, without a shirt on he, has zero abdominal definition! To me that would be salt on an open wound.

Abdominals Are A Muscle, Too!

You want your arms to be bigger, your shoulders to be broader and your chest to be fuller, correct? And what is the solution to making these muscle groups increase in size? High intensity weight training, overload, consistency and a healthy surplus of calories. Starting to sound familiar?

The same goes for your abdominals. Your abdominals are a muscle group that requires the same formula and attention and are not any different from other muscle groups. For some reason many consider abdominals to be a ‘special’ body part that requires a different set of rules and a completely different formula for training. Abdominals were not given a ‘secret code’ to crack. To get thick, dense abs – the ones that ‘pop’ out – you must train them with intensity and overload. Be the ‘man’ or ‘gal’ at your gym with a ripped and muscular six-pack.

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Why Do I Gain Weight?

When your blood sugar spikes, insulin is released from your pancreas to shuttle sugar out of your bloodstream.  Because insulin is an anabolic hormone, it increases the enzymatic activity that creates fat tissue while blocking the breakdown of fat in your body.  And therefore, consistently consuming more calories than you need while sending your blood sugar soaring is a surefire combination for weight gain.

How Often Should I train?

DO NOT TRAIN ABS EVERYDAY!  Your abdominals are a muscle group that requires the same formula and attention and are not any different from other muscle groups. For some reason many consider abdominals to be a ‘special’ body part that requires a different set of rules and a completely different formula for training. Abdominals were not given a ‘secret code’ to crack. To get thick, dense abs – the ones that ‘pop’ out – you must train them with intensity and overload. Be the ‘man’ or ‘gal’ at your gym with a ripped and muscular six-pack.

Motivation

  • Find a role model
  • Set small goals
  • Get a workout buddy or partner
  • Mix it up
  • Make it fun
  • Reward yourself

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