3 Tips Helping You Get Flat Abs and a Sculpted Six-Pack

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A man with six-pack abs | Source: iStock

You are not alone in the search for getting defined abs. If you’re dedicated to getting that sculpted six pack, that’s great, but it’s not going to be easy. You’ll have to pursue a strength program that incorporates weights a few times a week, regular cardio workouts, and a strict ab routine to make this work. Reaching for the diet pills is a no-no, and unfortunately, electrical stimulation abdominal belts just won’t work; this needs to be done the all-natural way, meaning hard work, focus, and sweat.

Sometimes, even tweaking things like your diet or adjusting your high-stress routine can make a difference when it comes to your abs. In order to get a great stomach, you’re going to need to work on your entire body, because there’s no such thing as localized fat loss. Here are three tips to help you get the flat abs you’ve always wanted. Get ready to work.

1. Get in the kitchen

The expression “great abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym” is completely true. All of your working out means nothing if you’re eating terribly. Also, you can do all the ab crunches and core work you want but with that extra layer of fat over your belly, those abs are never going to show. Get in the kitchen. Try this detailed diet approach to getting flat abs. While you’re at it, take a look at six foods that can help get rid of belly fat.

2. Always take the stairs

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Taking the stairs | Source: iStock

Besides the obvious, which is getting to the gym and working out, take the opportunity everyday to sneak in a little extra activity here and there. For example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work is a great way to burn a few extra calories. Understandably, if your office is on the 50th floor, you’re not going to walk all the way up every time, but why not just try part of the way up? During your lunch hour, take a walk around the block; not only will you burn some calories here and there to reveal those abs, but you’ll also be improving your mood by getting your blood flowing. A good mood and a six pack? Sounds like a win-win to us.

3. Do any ab workout imaginable

Fantastic! You’ve lost a little belly fat in the middle (and all over) from being focused on your meals. You’ve shown incredible determination with your diet and exercise regimen. You’re determined to build your ab muscles up more so they can start to shine through. What’s great about ab workouts is that you can do them anywhere and on your own time. Try any of these to add to your ab diet and regimen, or take a page from Channing Tatum’s book and follow these tips for getting a flat, toned stomach. Get ready for some results.

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