Here's exactly how to get ripped 6 pack abs, based on my personal experience. And many of the ways you can unknowingly sabotage your efforts.
Find out what you're doing wrong and correct it. And find out what you're doing right to get chiseled abs, and do more of it. And, here's what to do...
Is Working Out Working Out For You?
I know just working out never worked for me. I wanted ripped 6 pack abs, and I read that diet was important, but come on - it didn't seem like it was that important!
So I did kettlebell swings and push ups and ab crunches. And I wasn't able to get ripped - it was pretty infuriating.
It wasn't until I decided to commit, read everything out there about getting ripped, and meticulously plan my diet that I began to see results. My first tries weren't always sustainable, but they showed me how important what I ate was. And how dieting down was of singular importance.
I want to save you a lot of that time and frustration that I spent. So that you can get ripped easier, faster, and with less effort than I was able to. And do it in such a way that you can keep your ripped looks for as long as you want.
Body Fat Percentage Is Number One
If you want a ripped 6 pack, you need a low body fat percentage. And nothing else- I've known scrawny, un-muscular guys with ripped abs simply because they don't have a lot of body fat.
Of course, if you want a muscular ripped 6 pack you will need to do some abdominal exercises. But without that low body fat percentage, nobody will see them.
And how do you get a low body fat percentage to get chiseled abs? You diet.
So, Diet Is More Important Than Exercise!
Diet is more important than exercise. What you eat, how many calories you eat, and devising a diet that you can live with is of primary importance.
See, you can use any diet to lose fat. Eating 6 small meals a day, eating a high fat diet, or a high carbohydrate diet, or a high protein diet, or a south beach, or a whatever-diet-is-popular-this-month diet to get your ripped 6 pack can work.
I like to count calories, which gives me the most flexibility. This means that I can eat whatever I want, as long as it's in my calorie budget, and satisfy my cravings.
For example, for a few days I'll eat a lot of sliced turkey (mostly protein) and baked butternut squash (vegetable carbohydrates), which means I can eat a lot of that stuff (lots of food, but not a lot of calories). But after a few days I'll get a fat craving, so I can eat full fat greek yogurt, bacon, and dark chocolate - though not very much.
Getting a ripped 6 pack means you have to have a very tight control of how much you're eating. So I think counting calories, not matter what other diet scheme you use, is the best method - based on my personal experience.
Getting chiseled abs will never be really easy. Otherwise, everybody would be ripped! But it's certainly doable, if you do it right.
If you want to find out more ideas, tricks, and specialized eating and exercise methods to get your ripped 6 pack, check out the links below. They really work!
If you want to get more info about how to get ripped, check out the How To Get Abs E-Book. Or read more info at my site, Complete Strength Training. I'm an American College of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer and I've been lifting heavy things, trying different diets, and practicing Japanese martial arts for quite a while. There's a lot of info about all different kinds of strength and weight training, and how to get ripped. Check it out!
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