Hello, Gals and Guys! Many of you ask me about the best strategy in terms of the abdominals: you know, THAT part of the body which seems to be always protruding in all the wrong directions, getting more than 3D and stubbornly collecting deep visceral fat, which is so hard to get rid of!
So, first of all, just RELAX. And I’m not kiddin’! Apparently, the stress greatly attributes to all that deep fat we put around the vital organs. Here is, why: when we are stressed, the body “thinks” that it is in danger and that maybe, maybe, it will have to do without any food for a longer time than it’d have liked to. So, it starts storing any extra calories it can find around right around the vital organs, such as the liver and stomach, for protection. Just in case… But it costs us many, many gained pounds! And this type of fat is just so hard to get rid of! So, we all will be much better off just not to stress (easy said…). ;-) Also, make sure to seep 7-9 hours each night.
Second, exercise and, in general, move around: the more you move and train, the more fat you have a chance to lose! The 6-pack abdos do not come from any focused spot training. Nope. They get revealed as a result of great nutrition strategy and moving around. Walk, jog, run, swim, play tennis, walk that golf field, row your boats!!! While on the phone, stand up, do not sit. Set your clock to remind you to stretch every 20 minutes or so. By all means, do not remain immobile for any longer periods of time!
Nutrition is 80% of our success here: IF you eat well, healthy, clean, if you eat lots of proteins and do not eat fast foods, those abs will reveal themselves: sooner or later, they will! Have an upper hand on your food intake, never skip your meals and make sure to have lots of satiating and healthy proteins throughout the day (think eggs, egg whites, beans, cottage cheese, tofu, chicken, turkey, and so on).
Only once you are on the track in terms of the nutrition, with help of targeted exercise, you will have a chance to help those muscles stand out there. Believe me, they are in there, burned under layers of fat, ready to be revealed!
And, last but not least, crunches are so passé! Nowadays, planks are all the rage: front planks, side planks, pulsating planks, dynamic planks… A while ago, the researchers put electrode endings on their study group consisting of some folks ready to do some planks and crunches for them. Apparently, the planks activated those abs to a much greater extent than the crunches!
Let me know if you want me to put you through some plank-involving routines, you’ll finally start seeing your abs while having fun! Stay in touch…