Is getting six pack abs simple and easy? Do you disagree? If you do don’t worry so did I. I spent many years learning about diet and nutrition, fat loss, stubborn stomach flab and exercise routines only to never get the results I wanted.
Sometimes I’d get close and almost see those abs coming through, then I’d hit a plateau and things would return to normal.
So why am I saying getting a six-pack is simple?
Well first let’s stop and realize what abs are. We’ve all got them you know (just like we’ve all got biceps or calf muscles).
The reason the majority of people can’t see their abs is very simple. They have too much stomach flab that covers these muscles. Exercising the muscles will help them grow and become more defined, but unless one decreases the percentage of fat he or she is carrying, they’ll never have visible abdominal muscles.
getting a six pack absSo the good news is there’s a very simple solution to the problem. Burn fat and grow muscle – both of these will help to decrease your body fat percentage to the point where your abs will start showing.
The bad news? Well, as simple as the solution is, it’s not easy. Most people are never able to get their body fat percentage low enough, no matter how much time or money they spend on diets, personal trainers or exercise equipment. Wait, didn’t I say that getting six-pack abs can be easy as well as simple?
Getting six-pack abs is hard. But there is a way to make it easy…
Does that mean I’ve found the magic bullet – that I’ve found the perfect diet and workout that guarantees six-pack abs?
Well I’d like to say yes, but no! Deep down we all know there’s no such thing. Although there is plenty of bad information out there that is misleading people to eat badly and exercise poorly, it’s not lack of information which stops people from getting abs.
With the ever-growing size of the Internet there is now literally millions of articles, videos and tutorials that exist on how to get six-pack abs. A lot of this information is free, some of it costs money and although there are a lot of bogus articles out there, there are still many that offer real advice that have helped real people get a six pack.
All these different strategies have helped others burn enough fat and tone their muscles to get a six pack. But it hasn’t helped you get a six pack yet has it? Why will certain tips and strategies work for some people but not others. What is the secret?
Here’s a free tip that the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know…
There is no diet, exercise program or piece of equipment that will get you six-pack abs. And there never will be.
Forget about the latest diet, or the latest workout craze none of them will ever get you six-pack abs. I doesn’t matter which celebrity or fitness guru is backing the program.2col_lg_workout_couple
Why? Because the biggest reason you don’t have six pack abs is how much your life would need to significantly change.
You’d need to change the way you eat, change how you eat, change what you eat, change the amount you eat, find the time to prepare healthy meals, deal with food cravings and temptations, deal with eating out, find time to exercise, have the energy and motivation to exercise multiple times a week, get enough sleep, manage your stress levels… the list could go on.
Fundamentally what you’re trying to do with any good exercise and nutrition program, is to add a whole lot of good habits and end lots of bad habits in our life all at once. That is pretty near impossible!
Ever tried to stop a bad habit? Nail biting, drinking too much coffee, going to bed too late? It’s hard right? Our bodies get wired towards that habit and rewiring usually takes many failed attempts before it’s successful.
What about forming a good habit? Flossing your teeth regularly or keeping a room in your house tidy maybe? Even these small things are hard to be learned and turned into habits.
So if ending one small bad habit is hard, or learning one small good habit is hard. How much harder do you think it’ll be to unlearn all your bad nutritional and lifestyle habits while replacing them with a whole lot of new habits? Sure you might last a week, maybe two weeks, but come 1 or 2 months you’ll be back to how things started (with the only new outcome of feeling more guilty with yourself).
Life gets in the way. We go out for dinner, we get tired, we get into various situations that put these habits changes to the side.
So to repeat what was said earlier: there is no diet, exercise program or piece of equipment that will get you six-pack abs. And there never will be.
So what’s the solution?
It’s not about diet (though that’s important) and it’s not about exercise (though that too is important. Getting six-pack abs is all about habits.
The only way for you to get the results is if you implement a program and do it by learning/unlearning one habit at a time.
You don’t need a better program or equipment to get six-pack abs. What you need is an implementation strategy that takes all the good advice and information out there and then use proven habit-change methods to make sure you put it into practice. Once you’ve learn/unlearn all the habits one at a time, you’ll end up actually being able to stick to it for the long run.
Six-pack abs is about a lifestyle change – changing your lifestyle outright is hard. The only way I know of making it easy is by learning a series of habits (or ‘ab habits’ if you like) that once learned will allow you to almost effortlessly get that six-pack and maintain it for the rest of your life. Effortlessly? Yes, because all the things that are required for a low body fat percentage and six-pack abs will be habits ingrained in you life!
Instead of focusing on all the areas of your life that are preventing you from lowering your body fat percentage and getting six-pack abs, just focus on one area. Take one unhealthy snack and replace it with a healthy alternative. Start exercising just a few minutes a day. Yes, these are tiny things, but once you learn them and they become habits, they’ll become powerful. And, once you’ve learnt them as habits, you can go onto learn new habits.