As a Personal Trainer one of the most popular questions that I'm asked is, "How can I get great abs" or a FLAT BELLY You may have pondered this question at some time or another. Many people are frustrated by their waistlines, to the point of giving up after doing dozens of crunches with zero improvement.
It's time to forget everything you've heard about how to sculpt your abs. Quite simply, crunches alone won't give you a six pack. Doing crunches with the hope that it will transform your abs from flabby to muscular is to believe in one of the most widely held fitness myths. I'm talking about the spot reduction myth. Training one area of your body will not specifically burn fat from that spot. Are you training as if spot reduction worked? Doing dozens of crunches in the hopes that layers of fat will disappear? Sit-ups, crunches and planks will not cause your muffin top to disappear. But a drop in overall body fat will do that for you. So you want the secret to great abs?
Keep calories in check. Do you know how many calories you eat? The best way to find out is to record everything you eat for a few days. Tally the number of calories that you eat each day and do an evaluation - feel free to recruit me to help out with this part. Together we'll chart improvements for your diet and adjust your calories for maximum results. In THIS article I outline the diet blue print to help you achieve fat loss and weight loss success.
Just say "No" to junk food. While this may seem obvious, your definition of "junk food" may need an alteration. Refined sugar is one of the biggest culprits in the junk food world - it is found in soft drinks, blended coffee drinks, cookies, cakes, packaged snacks, and other sinfully sweet treats. Processed fat is another monster. As a rule of thumb you can safely view all processed or refined items as junk food.
Eat more frequently. The key here is to never let your metabolism "crash" by going hours without eating. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to skip breakfast - as this is the meal that ‘breaks the fast' that your body goes into each night. Stick with eating small meals every few hours and always avoid stuffing yourself. This is the Biggest Factor Influencing Your Metabolism
You should now understand why you are better off not wasting time on crunches - while it is important to exercise your abs a couple of times a week, you won't expect fat to fall of that area after 100's of crunches. Do you want to flatten and sculpt your waist once and for all? Simply decide that you really want it. Commit to yourself - you deserve it. See me for fat-blasting workouts that deliver results. Together we will get you on a program that will melt the fat off your abs, exposing shape and definition. Call or email me today to get started.
Yours In Health,