Popular media would have you believe that performing a specific exercise will help you achieve flat abs. The truth is you cannot achieve spot reduction of fat utilizing one exercise. While doing crunches will strengthen your core, crunches won’t specifically target fat in your abdomen. Do not confuse the sensation of abdominal muscles working with targeting fat over those muscles.
A majority of strength training professionals have their fair share of core exercises that they would not think twice about using in an athletes program. The core is believed to play an integral role in the body's ability to generate, transfer, and absorb external forces. Athlete's undergo many external stressors during training and competition, and must have a strong "link" (the core), to keep the body functioning as a unit, or so we have thought. What research has shown
“I’m going to lose some weight and then start working out” I cringe every time I hear some obese and unhealthy person spit these words out to me when I sincerely try to offer them some help and some sound education and advice.
An amalgamation of numerous messages or emails I receive:
What is the best way to eat to get shredded abs and be healthy? Can you please send me your client's plan so I can follow it too?
- There is no single, perfect way to eat. In other words, there is no such thing as a "perfect diet" or a "perfect plan". If there was, we would all be eating the exact same thing and every single one of us on the planet would be looking pretty darn fantastic every single day...forever.
When I construct a program it is based on the individual.
If the number on your scale won't budge then read on for an explanation: Possibility #1: You're Not Eating Enough CaloriesThis only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don't take it as a license to eat whatever you'd like. When you're trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts.
Talk to 10 people and you'll get 10 different opinions on the best way to get fit.
One will tell you to attend an aerobics class. Another will swear by jogging. Yet another will tell you that dance and biking worked for them.
The truth is that there's really only one effective way to get fit.
Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings.
Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in?