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Obtaining six pack abs will give you better posture, a stronger abdominal core and a great feeling of pride. In order to get six pack abs, you must do two things; build muscle tone and lose abdominal fat. There are several ways to accomplish these two things.
Crunches are the best way to increase muscle tone and get six pack abs. To perform crunches, lie on the floor and cross your arms over your chest. Inhale through your nose and pull your abdominal muscles into your spine. Contract your abdominal muscles and use them to lift your shoulders off the floor. Exhale as your shoulders rise off the floor.
Sit-ups are another great way to increase abdominal tone and get six pack abs. Lie on the floor with your feet flat, knees up and fingers behind your ears. Sit all the way up, making sure that your lower back is completely off the floor. Lower yourself back down and repeat the process until you complete your desired amount of reps.
Leg lifts help you get six pack abs as well. They increase your abdominal tone, as those muscles are required to lift your legs and hold them off the ground. Lie on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and your hands at your sides. Raise your legs off the ground, without bending your knees, until they are at a ninety degree angle. Slowly lower them back down and repeat as necessary to complete your set.
Losing fat is also crucial in the quest to get six pack abs. In order to lose weight, a person must eat breakfast everyday. This will prevent gorging at lunch time, caused by the long stretch without food. Gorging makes you tired, meaning that you just consumed a large amount of calories and won't burn them off.
Eat smaller dinners to lose weight. Most people are likely to be less active after dinner, meaning they will not burn off a majority of the calories they just consumed. Eating smaller dinners will cut back on your calorie intake and increase your weight loss.
Drink more water to cut back on fat and get six pack abs. Thirst signals are similar to hunger signals and are often confused. When you feel hungry after meals, try drinking more water and see if the signals pass. If they do, you were just feeling the pains of dehydration.
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