3 Steps to getting those 6 Pack Abs you’ve always wanted!

1. Shed bodyfat

If you want great-looking abs you have to get most of the extra fat off of your body. It’s as simple as that. You may have the strongest, most well-sculpted ab muscles in the world. But if they’re covered by a layer of blubber no one will ever know.

In order to really ‘see’ your abs you’ll need to get your overall bodyfat levels down to about 7-8% (for men) or 13-14% (for women).

The most effective – and fastest way – to shed bodyfat is to eat a very ‘clean’ diet, strength train at least 3 times per week, and perform some type of cardio at least 4 times per week.

A ‘clean’ diet is one based around lean proteins, vegetables, legumes, some whole grains, some fruits, a little healthy fat and LOTS of water. All refined sugar and fried foods should be completely avoided.

2. Build strong abs

Here’s a little secret: if you already work out with weights (especially if you perform full-body free-weight exercises like squats, deadlifts, pullups, powercleans, etc.) you probably have very good abdominal muscles! Most ‘big’ free-weight exercises require you to utilize ‘stabilizer’ muscles, many of which are in your lower back and abdominal region. In fact, many pro bodybuilders and fitness models do little or no ab-specific exercise because their abs do so much work just helping them lift heavy weights (or their own bodies) into the air.

But, since you want to learn how to get a six pack fast, you should probably be performing a good amount of ab-specific exercise. Forget about useless movements that target upper abs, lower abs, inner abs, outer abs, etc.

3. Bring out the detail

Once you get your bodyfat down and your ab strength up, now you just need to make your abs more ‘visible.’ Lots of people actually have a six pack AND low bodyfat levels yet still don’t have the typical ‘washboard’ stomach. Why? Because for very light-skinned people and people with lots of body hair, the details in their well-defined ab muscles are just too hard to see.

How do you fix this? Two things: tanning and body hair removal. Think about it. Fitness models almost always have a great-looking abs. But they also almost always have great tans and little or no body hair.

Thanks to FitFaq.com

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