Abs acronym for abdominals comprises 3 muscle groups located below the chest. You would be surprised to know that everyone has 6 pack abs. It is not visible because they lie beneath a fat layer. With a healthy diet and exercise, one can eliminate this excess fat that conceals the ab muscles and build strong abdominals.
How to Develop a Six Pack
If you are looking forward to developing great looking six pack abs in less time, then one has to focus more on exercises that strengthen the abs and burn fat covering the abdominal muscles.
Strengthening ab muscles has its own advantages such as, it minimizes the risk of suffering from back pain. The exercises given here, when performed consistently will allow you to get rid of fat around your stomach.
Taking a break after 20-30 crunches is essential, to prevent undue stress on the abs muscles. You can always make your crunches more challenging by keeping weights (dumbbells) on your back.
This is an abdominal workout that requires no equipment. It involves lying on the ground and then lifting both the legs as high as possible. Now start lowering the legs slowly and stop in mid air (for few seconds) at least few inches from the ground. Repeat this exercise, 10-15 times to tighten the muscles.
Most importantly, you need to stay away from saturated fats and concentrate more on lean meats. Intake of red meat or fried foods, will be a hindrance to your goal of achieving a six pack.
Having 2-3 large-sized meals can actually lead to accumulation of fat above the ab muscles. Instead, switch over to a diet plan that consists of 5-6 small meals a day. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, you need to have 2 additional small meals in the morning and afternoon. Make sure you drink plenty of water and do not overeat in every meal you have.
On the whole, showing a flat belly with a six pack requires dedication and high amount of discipline to follow the daily workout routine and there is no magic wand to gain muscular abs.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.