• Ben @ XTND Fitness

The desire for a six pack!

So how many times do we hear it? I just want a flat stomach. I just want abs. Well let’s look a bit closer at how we can do this.

First Fact … You don’t get abs by simply doing sit ups! But you all know that right?

Second Fact: … If you don’t have the right nutrition plan in place (or God given genetics) it’s going to be a long time before them lines start to show. We have probably all heard the “Abs are made in the kitchen” line. Well that’s partly true but you have to work for it. (Again - Unless you’re a genetically gifted freak)

Third and final fact: If you have a solid diet plan (No this doesn’t mean hating every carbohydrate on the planet) A solid training plan (Not just sit ups but ….. a bit of cardio too) then them abs will be coming out quicker than you think.

We all have abs that’s a fact it’s just that a lot of us have a layer(s) of fat covering them (keeping them snug maybe?…Maybe not). So as the first fact states it’s not just about doing sit ups. Yes sit ups help strengthen the so called 6 pack but most neglect the core as a whole and trans abs (Deep laying abdominal muscles) these are really important for pulling it all in and keeping the midsection tight. Are they hard to train? Well nothing worth having ever came easy. You will find that the more you train your abs (including trans abs) then it will get easier. So we have the first part down and now we move on to the second part or fact. If you want to eat McDonald’s or a tub of Ben & Jerry’s everyday then you can pretty much say goodbye to any chance of having that flat toned mid-section. You can still eat food you like but make conscious well thought out changes to your diet. I speak from experience as I love food so I had to do this.

You can’t be afraid to eat. Lots of people cut out carbs and yeah some get results but as soon as we reintroduce them its bye bye abs hello mr fluffy! Get the diet on point from day 1 and introduce some steady state cardio each morning preferably (Fasted) and again it will happen quicker than you think. Our goal is to create or develop your body into a fat burning environment so that the layer(s) of fat disappear and them rock hard abs will shine through right? Well maybe but all this just won’t work without hard work and dedication. You have to commit to the cause and keep that goal in mind. Remember fat won’t just come off your mid-section it will come off all over your body. (You can’t spot reduce fat – as such)

So if you take all the above into consideration and apply it to your approach then it won’t be long before your giving that t shirt a sneaky lift to show off your hard work.


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