It Is Crazy That So Few People Have ! Why is it that 6 pack abs are so prevalent in magazines and movies, but not so common in the real world. Remember Brad Pitt in Fight Club, or Daniel Craig in “James Bond”? What about Jessica Alba in “Into the Blue”. Do movie stars have a different physiology than normal folks? Of course not! I think the main reason that people don’t have 6 pack abs is that they don’t believe it is possible or realistic for them. Believe me, you can get amazing abs with the proper approach. Yes, just as good as Will Smith in “I Am Legend”.
There are many, many more guys who can bench 315 pounds, than there are guys with a tight midsection. Many women can jog over 6 miles, but not many women have 6 pack abs. If you want to be exceptional, than having a defined midsection is the way to go. If you are spending any time in the gym at all and you don’t have a 6 pack, then you are spending your time doing the wrong things. You will need to shift your focus if you want great muscle tone in this area of your body.
The fat around your stomach area is usually the last to go. If you get to the point where your abs are showing, then I guarantee you that the rest of your body looks amazing as well. I believe that this is the reason that people find toned so sexy…they know that the rest of the body must look toned as well! So if you focus on a 6 pack, everything else will fall into place.
You don’t get great abs from crunches and sit ups. I haven’t done any type of crunching movement in over 5 years and my abs look phenomenal. Ab exercises certainly will help your abs look a tiny bit better, but focus your time on the thing that gives you the best results. I would say 90% of great abs is from diet and cardio. I wouldn’t even bother doing crunches if your body fat is high, spend that extra 15 minutes and add that to your cardio workout.
I don’t think you need to directly target the abs to get a great mid section, but if you want pick one and hit it for 4-5 sets. The majority of your time should be spent on a bit of lifting for the rest of your body and intense cardio. As far as choices of cardio go, running on a treadmill or running outside is the way to go. Your abs work harder with running, because there is a certain amount of balancing involves between your legs and upper body. If you are on an exercise bike, your abs don’t have to work at all. Your body is being stabilized by the seat.
Summary: I know this sounds almost too simple, but you most likely just need to increase the cardio and decrease the amount of food you consume.
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