Do You Want 6 Pack Abs or Flat Abs?

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by Mic in Female Fitness Resources

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Hi,

Do you want 6 pack abs or flat abs?  Of course the big rage is 6 pack abs so all of the marketing is about how to get 6 pack abs. 

But, do you really need them?

And is it realistic to get them?

Now if you are a fitness competitor then yes you need to have 6 pack abs.  Just having a nice flat abdominal area isn’t going to win you any prizes.

However, if you are just the average person trying to improve their abdominal muscles, then let’s start with making your abs flat.

Why do I say that?  Basically because getting 6 pack abs is extremely difficult.

Not only do you have to develop those muscles in your abdominal area, but you also have to burn almost every ounce of fat of of your waistline. 

That is the hard part. 

Then you have to keep that fat off, because there is nothing in the world that disappears faster than your six pack.  All you have to do is look at that chocolate covered eclair and bye, bye 6 pack!

This isespecially true if you are overweight right now.  And even more so if you are over 30. 

Then go ahead and double the effort if you are married, have kids, have responsibilities, have to work and so on – you know like most people in the world. 

If you are any or all of the above just losing enough body fat around the waist and working your core muscles to acquire flat abs will be a great accomplishment. 

So first, no matter which way you decide to go, you are going to have to burn some body fat.  You can do this by taking in less calories than you use each day. 

And you can do it by exercising more. 

We have already discussed this in previous posts.  The key is to get your hormones involved. 

If you exercise the correct way and eat the correct way you will be able to burn body fat pretty quickly. 

The key is to get started and stick with it.  Once you get your flat stomach then you can start thinking about whether you want to put in the effort to get the coveted 6 pack. 

From a health perspective the 6 pack is not necessary.  They do look nice however.  So do flat abs, with no excess fat hanging out over the pants. 

So whether you want 6 pack abs or flat abs, start out with going for the flat abs.  You will find that is a much more realistic goal for most people.

Thanks

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