Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Get your best abs

One of the most frequent fitness questions I’m asked as a trainer is “how do I get flat abs.” Unfortunately, there is no way to spot-train one area of the body and not everyone has the genes to get a six-pack, but here are a few tricks to not only tone up the tummy but to decrease fat all over the body. Check it out:

  1. Reduce your daily caloric intake with the focus on vegetables and lean protein with very limited amounts of whole grains. Click here for more information about how to figure out how many calories you need to eat to lose weight.
  2. Incorporate a full body strength routine that includes abdominal exercises 2-3 times a week. Some of the most effective abdominal exercises are superman back extensions, planks, bicycles and oblique v-ups.
  3. Do moderate to intense cardiovascular workouts 3-5 times a week. Make sure that you are working in the top part of your target heart rate. Interval training is a great way to do this.

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