Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the "REAL" real truth about ABS


Ok, I know what you're thinking...

You're expecting me to say that the real "truth" to getting a lean, sexy 6-pack is to "burn off the fat", right?

You want to tell me that you "already HAVE a 6-pack" but it's just covered with a layer of blubber, eh?

Sure, that's what EVERYONE says, and it's TRUE...

...SORT OF!

You see, too many people have put in all the "hard work" to get to single digit body fat levels only to find that when the fat is
gone...

...their abs are still FLAT AS A PANCAKE!

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So here's the REAL "truth" about ABS...

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You actually have to HAVE "muscle" on your abs in order to achieve that lean, "ripped" look!

Plus, here's one more little "unknown" that will make getting a 6-pack EASIER...

You see, the amount of muscle you have on your abs will determine whether you start seeing your "pack" poke through at 10% body fat or 6% body fat.

And TRUST ME...there's a WORLD of difference in that 4% gap, as anyone who's ever tried to "diet down" to single digit body fat levels will tell you!

As far as I'm concerned, if I can look great at 10% body fat because my abs have more muscle and are more defined, then all the better...easier abs!

So you see, the key is to TRAIN your abs hard in the gym, just like ANY other muscle...with RESISTANCE!

Sure, there are a lot of machines you can find at your local gym that will target your midsection, but...

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Here's a "Quick Bodyweight Tip" For Training ABS...

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Most people are especially challenged with hitting their LOWER ABS.

This'll do the trick...

Find yourself a DECLINE BENCH and a bath-sized TOWEL.

Roll the towel up into about a cylinder, about 6 inches high.

Lay on the decline bench with your head toward the top and your legs straight with feet on the floor.

Place the towel from left to right under your lower back and grab the bench behind your head with both hands to gain leverage.

The towel increases the range of motion in your abs and ALSO gives you incredible lower ab activation.

Now, keeping your legs STRAIGHT, raise them in the air until you're in the shape of a "V" and breathe out forcefully at the peak contraction point.

Lower your legs SLOWLY but don't give them a break at the bottom.

Raise them back up in the air and continue back and forth until exhaustion.

When you're abs are toast, finish them off by bending your legs at the knees and doing "reverse crunches" in the same fashion, bringing your knees up toward your chest.

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Want even MORE "abs advice" + advanced training tips for EVERY MUSCLE?

Check this out:

==> http://www.musclenerdfitness.com

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Jason, CSCS
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