How to Get a 6-Pack Stomach

by Harriet Bond
(San Francisco, CA, USA)

Everywhere you see people with 6-pack stomachs – in magazines, films and advertisements. Everybody wants to look like that, which is why there are hundreds of thousands of Google searches every month for “flatten stomach” . But there are so many articles out there claiming that they alone have the secret to a 6-pack stomach that genuinely useful information gets buried. You don’t have the time to wade through all the fad diets and kooky exercise programs, so we’ll do it for you.

Don’t Believe The Hype

Many websites and magazine articles claim that there is some special secret to getting a 6-pack stomach, which they will give you in return for your money. Don’t fall for it. There are many ways to reach your goal, but there is no quick fix. Diet and exercise are important, but there is no single miracle food or exercise technique which will flatten your stomachout overnight.

Products

The traditional route to a six-pack stomach is exercise. Old-fashioned techniques of working against your own body weight will get you there in the end, but there are many products on the market which will dramatically increase the impact of each workout. Plain old crunches can’t isolate the abs entirely, so the impact of each crunch is not 100%. Ab shaper machines are specially designed to take the stress away from your neck and head by means of a support cushion and transfer it to your abs so that they work harder with every crunch towards a six-pack stomach. These ab machines make a great addition to a home workout room.

If your lifestyle doesn’t allow you to make time for exercise, then maybe an EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) belt is your route to a toned stomach. By the application of tiny currents to the abs, the EMS beltcauses them to contract and relax just as they would during a real crunch. These belts can be worn discretely under a shirt or blouse and allow you to get on with your daily life while constantly getting closer to a flat, toned six-pack stomach. Prices vary, but make sure you get a good quality, medically approved model.

Diet

You abs could be like steel bars, but if nobody can see them then they’re no good to you. Losing a little weight is often necessary to achieve a six-pack stomach, so that the definition of your sexy, toned abs can shine through. Many fad diets will tell you to cut out food groups, liquidize everything you eat or even crash diet – any of which could be detrimental to your health. Try simply adjusting your portion sizes a little at meal times, or cut out that mid-afternoon treat with your coffee. If you start to include a little cardio exercise in your daily routine you’ll probably lose weight anyway. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet – if your body doesn’t have everything it needs, it can’t build that rock-hard six-pack stomach you’ve been after!

Summary

Any exercise routine or diet plan which fits into your lifestyle can be a good thing, as long as it’s sensible and you don’t go overboard with it. Just use your smarts: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Good luck on the road to your six-pack stomach!