How is everyone doing on their abs challenge? I’m loving going into the gym and seeing everyone doing planks and sit ups!!! Thanks to everyone for participating and don’t you worry! There is another challenge coming right around the corner!
6 pack abs. The most coveted section of body known to man/woman. Why are these stupid little muscles so stubborn?!? Even after 2000 sit ups. How do you get rid of the belly flab?
The secret to having a hot body is this…STOP LOOKING AT THE SCALE!!!! This is where most people get it wrong! There is no magical number that you need to weigh. There is no size that you have to achieve to look good.
This is what you NEED to do…
1. take your measurements. waist, hips, chest, arms and legs. Write it all down
2. Get your body fat tested! Healthy for a girl is around 20-25% for a guy 15-20%. But!!! if you want to see definition in your muscles and have that 6 pack, girls you need to be around 12-15% and guys 10%. And remember skinny fat?? Just because you weigh 115 doesn’t mean you’re not fat. Or just because you weigh 150 doesn’t mean you are fat.
Now, get all of these numbers accumulated and dated. Put them in a safe place and after 30 days of serious diet/exercise commitment, check them all again!
Keys to lose belly fat: exercise!! Lifting heavy weights!! So many people underestimate how important it is to bring back the basics! Back squat, dead lift, clean and jerk. All of these are intense core workouts. Of course the sit ups work well too. And not those sissy crunches either! Full range of motion sit ups.
Diet!! Cut down those carbohydrates. Weigh and measure your food. Try to stay around 75 to 100 grams of carbs per day. Give up bread and grains and sugar!! make sure that you are getting all of your carbs from mainly veggies. If you give up these things I promise!!!!! you will be looking smoking hot in no time!!!
AVOID!!!! diet pills and other fad diets. Every time I see an advertisement for some instant weight loss cure that lets you eat what ever you want and not exercise, I wanna punch someone in the mouth! People really believe this crap!!! Don’t buy into that stuff. Its sooooo bad for your health!
Now go and do people!!! and let me know how its working out!