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How to Get Six Pack Abs

Fitness Secrets for a Flat, Toned Tummy

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  • NERUAL0
    Great article, http://deadsimplefitness.com and http://www.sparkpeople.com are the only two websites that have the exact information I've wanted for so long. Big thanks! - 9/22/2014 6:06:14 PM
  • KBELCHERE
    Hi, Coach! I just read your article on Spark People about getting rid of belly fat. Great advice! I did have a question (it may actually be a dumb one!). You said that only cardio exercise burned belly fat, which I have heard before, but I am not sure which exercises you mentioned are cardio. I think I understand that working with the balls and doing Pilates are more for toning, maybe after you've gotten rid of your big belly, right? What kind of cardio exercise do you recommend? I like walking, but not running, yoga, dancing and want to try Zumba and am open to Pilates. Can you give me some direction, here? I know you must be crazy busy so thank you, thank you, thank you AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR NEW BABY! - 8/17/2014 1:30:59 PM
  • TIWARIRS
    comments will be offered after a week
    - 8/1/2014 7:28:21 AM
  • A good article. But shedding fat upto 8% is well below a healthy rate of fat in body. Abdominal may look great but the face will look like a piece of dry date with such a low content of fat in the body. - 8/30/2013 3:29:53 AM
  • PEACENCARROTS
    Thank! Great article. - 7/26/2013 10:32:00 AM
  • My goal (dream) is 20% body fat, so to see that I'd have to be 14% to have serious ab definition is in some weird way comforting. I guess that since its so unattainable, not because of impossibility but because to do so would mean living a lifestyle that would not make me happy, that it makes me appreciate the semi flat abs I currently have. Funny how such a small thing can be so eye opening. - 7/25/2013 10:00:23 PM
  • I have so much blubber over my abs muscles no one would realize that under all that fat are developed muscles used for singing. However, to get all that fat off would require extensive cardio workout, a caloric intake of no more than 1200 calories and rigorous strength training. I wish I could do the exercises shown, but I can't and I know I can't. But at least I know that doing 50 crunches a day isn't the answer. - 7/25/2013 5:37:53 PM
  • Martial arts are good exercise for the midsection because every movement begins there, since the upper and lower body drive each other and the midsection ties them together. These movements are best done as an intense activity/rest cycle, which is a good way to exercise if you want to tone muscles as well as burn fat. These fit in well as part of a bigger program, which should probably include weights, long walks, etc. They don't require equipment or even much space. You can do them during television commercials.

    Diet is a really big part of how your abs look, as this article points out. There was a time when I went beyond just having a six pack and had an entire keg, even though I was doing a lot of intense exercise and working construction all day. Diet discipline is essential to a flat stomach, at least for most of us. - 7/25/2013 12:06:23 PM
  • As a follow-up to my comment below, it looks like "confusion" starts even before you read this article, lol! The title of the Spark email that contained a link to this article was:

    How to Lose Weight from Your Belly

    There is no way to spot lose fat from ANYWHERE on your body. Your body pulls out fat from wherever it deems appropriate, and you have virtually no control over that. - 7/25/2013 10:06:36 AM
  • I've read this article a couple of times and I think the confusion begins right in the title. It reads:

    How to Get Six Pack Abs
    Fitness Secrets for a Flat, Toned Tummy

    Those are two different things. Six-pack abs may be concealed under that flat, toned tummy. But the muscle definition will only show if the body fat drops below a certain percentage. You certainly have to work hard to develop the muscles to that degree, but they still won't show unless you're willing to lose A LOT of your body fat. That actually requires rather specialized diet constraints that most non-athletes wouldn't be interested in. - 7/25/2013 9:24:38 AM
  • FLIPFLYFALL
    @Chris3874 It's 14% for women because women have breasts, which increase the fat percentage. The idea is that the extra adipose tissue for women is in the breast, rather than around the stomach. It's generally considered harder for women to lose the stomach fat than for men, because of the tendency for women to store fat in the midsection/thigh/hip area, so while the fat percentage is higher for women than men, it can also be more difficult to lower that percentage enough to see the abs.

    In my experience, the cardio and the food choices are much more important to be able to see my abs than the strength training, although I do think that having strong abs (and core in general) is just as, if not more, important. - 7/25/2013 5:39:37 AM
  • Going to do these when felling better. - 7/9/2013 6:58:51 PM
  • GIGIKIT nailed it!!!! AWESOME WORKOUT! I do some of these already but after 4 years I needed something new. THANKS A BUNCH! - 2/28/2013 4:25:29 AM
  • RAJ366
    Greatness Glory, never thought abs workouts were so simple and not expensive but you must have the go to get results. What a workout, it was fabulous, not easy but with time a great workout and enjoyable. Thank you to the world class trainer - 2/13/2013 9:39:07 PM
  • MINI_APOCALYPSE
    Best info ive seen on this so far! TY - 1/4/2013 8:37:27 AM

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