We all aspire to get that lovely toned set of six-pack abs. But the question is ‘just how do we get them? Well, you will most likely have seen numerous pop-ups when browsing the web that claim to be able to give you that six-pack or even an 8-pack in a few short weeks with some simple products. Do not be fooled! If it was that simple, we would all be walking around with rock hard abs and there would be no need to sign up to a gym or do any real exercise.
In short, the best way to get yourself some abs that you can be proud of is to make a few changes to your diet and work on building muscle whilst losing a bit of that body fat. A lot of people will focus mainly on the strength building part but not pay much attention to burning fat. I mean, you could well have a nice set of abs, but nobody is going to see them if you also have a nice amount of fat on your belly.
Now, don’t think that just because I have mentioned exercise, that you have to go out and sign-up to some posh gym that will charge you extortionate amounts per month. The majority of the changes, you can make by doing exercises at home and going out for a light jog to burn fat. Here are some great exercises that you can do to build muscle in the abdominal area:
3. Leg lifts
Most of these are pretty common exercise that you are bound to have either done before or seen someone else do at one point or another. However, if you would like to find out more information about how to do the following exercises safely and properly, there are countless videos on YouTube and a simple Google search will provide you with all the information you need.
In terms of your diet, all you need to do is start thinking about what you are eating. It’s hard to generalise when it comes to diet and exercise because everyone is different. The obvious things are cut down on chocolate and crisps, eat more protein and don’t eat for the sake of eating unless you are looking to increase your calorie intake and really bulk up.
The best bet is to seek the advice of a personal trainer when it comes to exercise and diet as they will have the necessary expertise to ensure that you are doing all of the things you need to in order to reach your fitness goals.
Christopher is a Hertfordshire personal trainer and is also the lead marketer for Tarrant Trainer.