Almost everyone wants six pack abs. When you see someone with a six pack, male or female, you know that they are in good shape. This isn’t just about being lean- it’s about working to maintain the muscle tone, which is harder than it looks. No one wakes up one morning with six pack abs – it’s something that you have to work for.
Once you decide that you want 6-pack abs, you can get it as long as you are willing to work for it – and you can get them in about 6 weeks of hard work.
Some things to remember:
- You have to watch what you eat
- You have to focus on your core muscles
- You need to work out daily
- This is not going to happen overnight
One of the first things you should look into is pre-workout nutrition. When you are getting ready to work on your six-pack, you have to fuel your body for what is to come. This means that you need to give your body the necessary energy without leaving it feeling bloated and full.
You need to look into a pre-workout supplement that can provide you with a higher level of amino acids than what you are getting in the regular foods that you eat. There are a variety of benefits to a supplement with amino acids.
- It will provide you with energy
- It will give you the “full” feeling
- It will help with stamina
- It will heal muscle fatigue
When you combine all of these things, you will be able to spend more time working on your core muscles so that you can see more results in a shorter amount of time.
Supplements are great, but it’s not the only thing you should be doing, either. It comes down to what you are doing in the gym (or in your home).
You have to focus on exercises when you want six pack abs. You may already have some definition, but you have a little bit of flab hiding them. This means that you want to work on your core extensively in order to remove the fat from that area and provide more muscle tone from the top of your rib cage all the way down to your pelvis.
Some of the most common ab/core exercises that you should be doing include:
- – Sit-ups
- – Plank
- – Crunch
- – Reverse crunch
The reverse crunch is easy to do and you don’t have to have a gym membership. You keep your upper body flat on the ground. Then you lift your legs and lower torso instead of the other way around. You will bring your knees back with your feet up so that your legs are at a 90 degree angle. Then roll your hips back while still keeping your back on the ground.
You can also do the bicycle maneuver, which has received a significant amount of notice in recent years. In comparison to the standard crunch, the bicycle maneuver provides 2 .5 times more activity in the rectus abdominus and about 3 times more activity in the obliques. Not sure how to do this exercise? Lay flat on your back. Raise your legs and bend at the knees to create a 45 degree angle. Then “pedal” like you would on your bike. Keep your hands by your head and go elbow to knee, elbow to knee as you pedal.
With eating better, using a pre-workout supplement, and exercising daily, you can get six pack abs in 6 weeks.
Amber O’toole is a content developer for Women’s Health Mag and is a writer for VH Nutrition. When not writing she loves to spend time with her family and run marathons.
Six Pack Abs In 6 Weeks
August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment