That’s it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Well, if it really was that easy, everyone would walk around with some nice six packs instead of beer bellies, so what does it really take to get killer abs?
It is impossible for you to target fat loss in your body. Your body will lose fat in parts it feels need it and you have absolutely no control over that.
That’s why you need to think about working out as a whole body exercise. You want to lose enough fat in the whole body, so that your abs are visible.
2. Eat smaller, eat earlier.
If you’re like most people, you probably eat dinner in the evening and then spend the rest of your time before bed relaxing. It might be easier to do that, but you’re really just causing yourself to have to do more work in the long run.
Your body doesn’t burn many or any calories at all while you sleep, instead storing them as fat to burn through later since you are at rest. To give your body time to digest dinner, try eating smaller, more nutrient dense dinners earlier in the day.
You should also avoid eating within two hours of going to bed.
3. Get in the habit of eating breakfast.
Your mom probably told you that your breakfast is the most important meal of your day. In fact, it’s been repeated to you so many times, that you probably think it sounds cheesy.
You want to get the fiber, the protein and carbs in your breakfast to have enough energy to get through the day. Sometimes, you might want to use a breakfast bar, especially if you don’t have time to eat anything real, but you have to have something nutritious to eat in the morning.
I never leave the house without a nice breakfast and I recommend you do the same.
4. Do crunches.
I’m sure you know what crunches are. You just lay down on your back, put your feet flat on the floor, and lift your head and your shoulders off the ground, while keeping your fingers behind your ears and your elbows stretched out.
It’s an easy exercise, but it will help you tone your abs quickly.
It’s best if you do two or three sets of 12.
5. Don’t forget to do sit ups.
Many people get crunches confused with situps. The difference between the two is that as you crunch, you don’t really lift your lower back off the floor, while during situps, you actually sit up, preferably with your arms crossed on your chest.
Try to keep your back straight when you do that, and again, do multiple sets of 12.
6. Leg lifts will also help.
Another thing you can do to tone your abs are leg lifts. Just lay flat on your back, with your arms right along the sides of your body, and lift your legs up in the air remembering that you shouldn’t bend your knees.
There you go. Do these and you’ll have awesome abs in no time!