1 ARE CRUNCHES THE BEST WAY TO GET RIPPED ABS?
No. Crunches work your abs, but there are more effective core-centric exercises.
Core muscles are also an integral part of deadlifts and squats,
both of which are more effective than crunches.
They also burn more calories, giving you extra bang for each rep you perform.
2 HOW SHOULD I TRAIN FOR MAXIMUM FAT LOSS?
Go hard and go heavy. High-intensity exercise has been shown to stimulate lipolytic hormones,
including growth hormone and epinephrine, which promote greater post-exercise energy expenditure and fat burning.
1 This after-burn effect is associated with a boost in metabolism,
known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). 3 WHY IS STOMACH FAT SO HARD TO LOSE?
Everyone’s different, but the stomach is generally the body’s favorite place to store and hold fat—even on
a strict diet and fitness plan. When I was competing in bodybuilding, my lower abs were the last to appear
before a show.
Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a quick fix—it’s all about proper nutrition, consistent exercise, and overall caloric expenditure.
Hormonal changes that result from lack of proper sleep, stress, and aging add more fat to your waistline.
4 HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A SIX-PACK?
This is probably the most common question we hear from our clients. There’s no sure-fire
answer because so many factors are involved, including your current body fat,
your fitness level, your exercise routine, your diet, stress, and your sleep duration and quality.
Regardless, you won’t build a six-pack overnight.
You have to put in real work and give it time.
Get a fitness and nutrition plan together and follow
it consistently for at least 12 weeks before you expect to see noticeable results.
5 WHAT SHOULD I EAT IN ORDER TO GET RIPPED ABS?
Fewer carbohydrates and more protein! Stick to nutritious carbs
like whole grains and vegetables, and make sure each meal or snack contains a
lean protein source like chicken, fish, or non-fat Greek yogurt. Don’t be afraid of fat, however.
Include good fats from fish, fish oil, nuts, olives and avocados in your diet.