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Ab Workouts: Working For That Six Pack

There is probably no part of the body that more individuals want to work out and look good than the abs. A slim flat stomach for the gals, and the six pack abs have almost become a symbol of fitness or being “good looking” for the guys. Good ab workouts aren’t hard to find, but different ab workouts are better suited for different individuals. It can’t be hard to know what specific needs your abs have at that moment.

Not every person’s road to a great six pack set of abs is going to look the same. Depending on what type of ab workouts you have done before, the exercises and styles of ab exercises you need to take your stomach muscles to the next level could be way different from what someone else needs. Having a variety of quality ab workouts is also important because different exercises affect the muscles in different ways. In the same reason that you can’t keep building bulky muscle by using the exact same workout over and over again, you should vary the exercises, reps, and intensity of any ab workouts that you are using to sculpt your physique.

The hardest part with ab workouts is to stay committed. First of all, you need to understand that if you have a big beer gut, you should still do ab exercises, but that before you ever get anywhere close to a six pack, you will have to lose some of that body fat covering up the ab muscles.

There are many different approaches you can take to getting better abs. If you enjoy going to the gym, there are a variety of cable machines that help you work your ab muscles through a wide array of angles. There are many other non cable weight machines that also are designed to allow you to concentrate the abs from several different angles, allowing you to fully work out your abs in the same way doing various floor exercises would.

If you prefer to avoid the gym, then the best way to work out at home could be by looking up pilates. Pilates has been on fire recently, and this allows for a number of basic ab workouts that normal ab movements can’t come close to replicating. The nice thing about Pilates is that the movements are easy to earn and the exercises are easy to do from a technical stand point, while causing absolutely amazing results. Pilates are also easy to do from home, allowing you to sculpt out a great six pack while keeping away from prying eyes.

These are some of the best ways to start the types of ab workouts that will give you quick results and sculpt out the figure that you’ve been aiming for. The abs can be the hardest to stick with since it takes so much work and the results can take the longest to show. Stick with the great and effective ab workouts, however, and once you see the results you’ll be happy you did.

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Real Cardio For Real Fast Fat Loss- How to Use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Sprints


www.omarisuf.com This video is designed to explain how to perform cardiovascular exercise correctly for fat loss. It dispels the myths surrounding the fat burning zone and explains why HIIT and sprints are better for weight loss. Hi my name is Omar Isuf and I’m a Toronto based personal trainer. My goal is to help educate and motivate people into leading a healthy active lifestyle. My philosophy is passionate training, proven results. For more fitness information, including articles, videos …

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Six Pack Abs Secrets: How to Burn Abdominal Fat

In order to get six pack abs, you have to burn off your abdominal fat — it really all comes down to this simple fact. Yet many abs training tapes and devices concentrate on toning your abdominal muscles rather than burning off the layer of fat covering them.


The truth is, you can work out your abs as much as you want, but until you get rid of that fat, your six pack will remain hidden.


So how do you get rid of abdominal fat? Is there a way to target that fat and burn it off quickly?


Unfortunately, despite many claims to the contrary, there is no known way short of liposuction to spot target abdominal fat.


In fact, you are genetically predisposed to gain and lose fat in certain areas and in a specific order. Generally, you will burn fat in the reverse order in which you gain it — in other words, if your abs are the first area to gain fat, they will generally be the last area in which you will be able to burn it off.


But despite the near-impossibility of spot targeting abdominal fat, you can burn it off and get sick pack abs by being persistent and combining specific training methods with dietary changes.


What type of training is best to burn off stomach fat? The answer might surprise you, for it isn’t long hours of running, jogging, or even swimming. Instead, the best exercise to start burning fat isn’t necessarily aerobic exercise at all.


While it can be helpful to incorporate aerobic exercise into your routine, especially some form of mixed intensity running or elliptical training, an even better way to jump start your body’s fat burning engine is to start on a resistance training program. In other words, you’ve got to hit the weights.


I’ve found that the most effective and least time-consuming form of resistance training is slow lifting. Doing fewer reps and sets at a much slower pace can yield as much as 50% faster muscle growth, and this muscle growth can lead to increased fat burning.


So to burn off that stomach flab and reveal your six pack abs quickly, consider starting a slow lifting program combined with appropriate dietary measures, including carb restriction and increased consumption of quality protein. This combination of weight training and a reduced carb diet can yield very impressive results and can get you that six pack at long last.

Scott Russell is a writer and an editor of Ripped Abs, where you can find out about low fat diet myths and learn how to get great abs.

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Make All Exercise Workouts a Fat Burning Workout

Physical training can be a fat burning workout every time you train.

A lot of people are interested in losing that stubborn, unwanted fat… and are in search of a good fat burning workout.

Burning fat is one of the major reasons people participate in a physical training program… They want to burn fat to look better.

What I am going to propose is that in order to get the most fat burning qualities out of your workout you have to make a shift in training mentality.

Instead of looking at a fat burning workout as a way to look better… View burning fat as a way to perform better.

Just forget about looks for a second… and view your physical training as strictly a way to improve performance.

Losing unwanted and unneeded fat will definitely improve physical performance.

This shift in workout mentality will guide you to choose strength, conditioning and fitness exercises and methods that will develop into excellent fat burning workouts.

I am not going to give you a fat burning workout… I am going to teach you how to make every time you train a fat burning workout.

First of all, let me tell you what I don’t think is a fat burning workout…

You go to the gym, warm up, do sets or circuits of strength training, do 20 minutes of “cardio” in your “fat burning zone” and then cool down.

I also don’t think this is a fat burning workout…

You go to the gym, warm up, do 20 minutes of “cardio” in your “fat burning zone”, do sets or circuits of strength training and then cool down.

These two examples sound like the workout programs of 98% of the people reading this… Are you one of them?

If those two scenarios were the keys to burning fat… Why are you still looking for a good fat burning workout?

OK… so what is an effective fat burning workout?

For an effective fat burning workout you need to blur the lines between strength training and metabolic conditioning and add intensity.

Let me explain…

Most people don’t think of strength training as a fat burning workout… mostly because they are doing body building isolated movement exercises at a pace that does not get the cardiorespiratory rates up and keep them up.

This is normally the same group of people that think the best “cardio” comes from extended, constant rate aerobic exercise in the fabled “fat burning zone”.

But let me suggest this… If you combined lifting weights and cardiorespiratory exercise and performed them at an intensity and pace that got your cardiorespiratory rates up and kept them up you would have everything you need for an excellent fat burning workout.

What would this type of intense strength and conditioning fat burning workout accomplish…

1) Development of lean muscle that would burn more calories for maintenance in the future.

2) Improvement of cardiorespiratory endurance, allowing you to work out harder in the future and burn more calories.

3) Increase in metabolism so that you would continue to burn calories for hours after the workout.

4) Allow you to accomplish a strength, conditioning and fat burning workout in a fraction of the time of separating the workouts.

5) Teach your body to function as one complete unit and to use strength and cardiorespiratory endurance simultaneously.

If you are concerned with improving overall strength, conditioning and fitness performance… Then you need to drop that unwanted fat that is keeping you from reaching your potential.

Ironically, if you concentrate on performance improvement by adding intensity and variety to your workouts and blur the lines between strength training and conditioning training, you will see superior fat loss than programs claiming to target fat loss.

Start training for physical fitness improvement and every workout will become a fat burning workout.

Just think of what you can accomplish in sport, work and life activities when you develop a body that performs as good as it looks.

So, don’t train for appearance.

Train for performance… and the appearance you want is sure to follow.

Coach Lomax is a strength, conditioning and fitness coach dedicated to building better humans for sport, work and life. Learn more at Optimum Physical Training or take his FREE Tabata Calisthenics Workout Mini Course.
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