Have you ever dreamed about getting those killer abs that you can proudly show off on the beach? If you have the drive and the patience, you can achieve that. You have to commit to the right diet and workout program. Here are some ideas on how you can get the six pack abs that you have always dreamed of.
Your exercise routine should include cardio and resistance training, with emphasis on the latter. Exercises that focus on the ab area will build and tone up those ab muscles. Crunches are the most popular. Do several set of 15 to 20 reps, and vary those crunches by doing regular crunches, oblique crunches and reverse crunches. Add in some pull ups and other exercises that require tightening of your abdominal muscles for support.
When you have figured out a set of exercises to do to shape those ab muscles, you will need to add exercises that will help you burn off fat. It won’t do you any good if those toned ab muscles are covered up by a layer of fat. If you want to lose fat and build muscle the most efficient way, you should explore high intensity interval training, or HIIT, for the best results. This will work if you can normally do about 20 minutes of regular cardio at about 70% to 80% of your maximum heart rate. A typical HIIT routine is sprinting for a minute, then jogging for two minutes. Do about five to ten cycles of that. It will burn fat more efficiently than regular cardio.
Losing fat requires the proper diet. You need to keep a close eye on your caloric intake. Aim for a diet that will provide you with about 9 to 13 calories per pound of your weight. You can increase your caloric intake a little on days when you are intensely working out and reducing your calories when you are resting.
Your diet should be high in quality proteins. You can boost your protein intake by taking a supplement. Protein is the building block of your muscles. It is also your source of sustainable energy. You need carbs as well, but just enough to fuel you for your workouts. Your diet should include lots of vegetables. Avoid processed foods at all costs because that can derail your diet.
If you follow your routine consistently, you should see good results in getting those six pack abs. Before you start any exercise and diet program, make sure that you get a clean bill of health from your doctor.