Posts Tagged ‘abs’

Ive been training for a little while now and I talk to lot of different people everyday.  So I have heard pretty much every question out there.  From “How do I rid of the jiggly wiggleys on the back of my arms?..(which is a close second question) ,or “I want to tone up but how can I do it without looking like a man?”,and “How do I get rid of these love handels”.  Which by all means are valid questions but the question I get the most and has the biggest misconception at first is…”Which of these ab machines should I use to get a six pack and a flatter stomach”…..Most likely some people have this idea because of all the info commercials promising 20 pack abs if you use their products and all the shredded men and women who use it.  Believe me though if you are wanting a flatter stomach you can do all the crunches you want but unfourtally you will be waisting a lot of your time.  Yes you will be strengthening your abs somewhat and you dont want to completlety neglect your abs but when it comes to actually seeing your ab muscles it all comes down to your body fat %.

So basicly keep doing what your doing with your cardio routine (30-45min) no more than an hour, while keeping your heartrate in your fat burning zone (ill will be going over that in another post). Of Course keeping your diet in check and making healthy choices…  But like I explained in another post, strength training is just as important.  Try to keep it at 30-45min of Cardio and 30-45min of strength training.  No reason to be at the gym for more than an hour and half.  Instead of doing tons of crunches focus on doing core workouts like planks to end you workout session.  In fact, researchers at the University of Virginia found that it takes 250,000 crunches to burn 1 pound of fat… that’s 100 crunches a day for 7 years!