How to get the mysterious six pack? It’s time to answer this often asked question.
Many people may not say it out loud to their friend with the rock hard, chiseled abs or their girlfriend with a flat stomach. Secretly their friends envy them because they actually would want one too. They say one thing but deep down if they knew how or had the right motivation and discipline, they would have a flat stomach or six-pack also. Besides envy, there are many factors that subconsciously promote the desire for the washboard stomach. Society has created a standard from the early years of Hercules and Batman, She-Ra and Cat Woman, to the modern day acclaimed movie 300— magazines and the media promote that this is what beauty is.
Why is it so hard to get a six-pack or a flat stomach? Fitness models, Infomercials, and magazines display the ripped, trimmed physique of fitness gods standing on top of Fat Mountain, conquering the challenge of attaining the washboard stomach. They then make you feel that you can also walk on water saying, “Guess what? You can achieve this in ONLY 30 days!” So you jump into the battle armed with your magazine in one hand and your gym membership card in the other ready to fight the good battle but in 30 days there is nothing. Not even one pack has shown up! Blinded by your failure, you burn your magazine and let your gym membership lapse. Why? Because what they have not told you is that the process could take thirty days if you are at a stage where you actually can already see your abs and just need some minor work. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone because the average American has 23% body fat or more. Thus the journey is a marathon not a sprint. However, do you know how hard it is to run a marathon and not know when it is going to end? Whenever you drive somewhere that you have never been does it not feel as though it takes so much longer than the second and third time. In order to achieve the goal you must have faith and dedication. You must believe that even though its been 30 days and there is not even one pack showing up, you must continue towards your goal and have faith that your consistency will pay off in due time.
In your journey their will be many roadblocks and stumbles because you will be attacked by many enemies like pizza, carrot cake, French fries, chocolate bars, and your arch rival–the double cheeseburger with extra mayonnaise! These enemies must be avoided at all costs until your goal is achieved.
Once you have faith and you are aware of the roadblocks that you face you must understand the ultimate secret to achieving the elusive six-pack. “Abs are made in the kitchen.”– NOT at the gym and NOT on the treadmill. This does not mean that a proper workout routine is not required with a well-planned cardiovascular routine. No matter what you do you can’t out-train a bad diet. You have to consistently eat clean and healthy in order for six pack abs to show. Everyone is born with abs the problem is there is too much fat in front of them which is why you cannot see them. You will hear many say you do not need to do ab work outs for them to show. This is true. But when the fat is removed the depth and cuts will look significantly different once they can be seen with a proper ab routine. The more muscle you have underneath, the sooner they will appear even at a higher body fat percentage.
After reading this article your expectations should be in alignment with your desires and you will be armed with the fundamentals required to achieve the elusive six-pack. There are a few things I want you to remember:
- Set a realistic, achievable goal
- Have faith! It will be a Marathon, not a sprint.
- Everyone needs a coach. Our GetUfitin4.com online training program will provide you with accountability and the guidance of professionals.
- Abs are made in the kitchen. Proper diet and nutrition will yield results
- Stay away from sugars, fried foods, fast food, and saturated fats
I would wish you luck. However, you will not need it. Only hard work and discipline will ensure the rewards of success. Happy Crunching!