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Six Pack Abs Development Myths

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Six pack abs development isn’t easy! You have seen the gizmo’s and gadgets claiming to turn your stomach into sexy abs in no time. As I’m sure you know that isn’t the way to develop the sexy six pack abs. I’m going to go over some myths about weight loss and some tips that will help get you on the right track of six pack abs development.

Myth 1: Don’t Eat Carbohydrates

Atkins diet and South Beach (remember these?) made this common myth popular. You heard the claims, eat protein and avoid carbohydrates and lose weight! That didn’t last long did it? Still though people have his perception that carbohydrates are evil and should be avoided like a plague. Carbohydrates are needed in any balanced diet, but don’t overdo it. It is still important to eat carbohydrates, especially after a workout when your body needs to be recharged.

Myth 2: Bad Genetics – I’m destined for failure!

Wrong! This is the biggest myth out there. Just because your parents were fat doesn’t mean that you too will be fat. Genetics does play a small role in the metabolic rate of someone, but thats the extent in regards to genetics. The most important factor in determining your success in any weight lose system is the amount of calories you intake daily. This combined with your physical activity in a single day determines how your body will react to those calories that have been consumed. Most of the time the people that claim bad genetics were taught poor nutrition and need to learn how to eat properly. That’s the only real problem that ‘genetics’ play in someones life, so step up and learn how to eat properly.

Myth 3: Avoid Fat

Most people claim to avoid all fat, regardless of its type in a diet. I know what your thinking, eat fat?! Are you crazy? Hear me out for a second, the key to effective fat control is to cut down on the dangerous fats and increase the intake of good fat. Yes there is an actual difference between good and bad fat. Trans fat is BAD fat and should be avoided at all costs, this is the deadly killer of any diet. Good fats are polyunsaturated and Omega-3 which can be found in things like fish, olive oil, and avocados.

Myth 4: Skip Meals

This is a very big problem for people that want to lose weight. They assume that if you simply stop eating that they will obviously lose weight. Wrong, this is a very unhealthy solution to the problem. Don’t be lazy, it comes down to the physical activity level. Regular meals are crucial to maintain a healthy metabolism. During these meals eat things that are beneficial to you and your health. Such as salads, fruits, vegetables and nuts! Things that are healthy and needed in a balanced die. Instead of that ice cream at Coldstone why not have a slice of Watermelon. If you just can’t resist your sweet tooth check out things like Frozen yogurt as it is typically free of added sugar and fat!

Myth 5: Avoid White Foods

This is a very common myth, people associate white foods to unhealthy food. That actually isn’t the case and there are many foods that are white in color and that provide a very healthy alternative. Here are some ideas: pears, nuts, avacado’s, etc. It’s all about the nutrition found in the foods, not the color that they are.

Myth 6: Grapefruit Solution

How this even got started I have no idea, but some people associate the grapefruit with the ability to lose weight. Some even go as far as saying that the grapefruit provides a miracle enzyme which is associated with losing weight. Sounds like another diet fad prophecy if you ask me! Don’t fall for it either, there has been no proof regarding this so called claim and may just be a great marketing ploy. Grapefruits are rich in lycopene which is a great source of ingredients that can help provide nutrients and cancer preventive as well.


Written by tie5to

July 11, 2008 at 8:36 am

6 Pack Abs Workout Crunches

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It isn’t easy to generate those sexy abs is it? Well 6 pack abs workout via crunches actually isn’t the correct way to develop them so we need to change up your strategy a little bit. Obviously you are motivated enough and dedicated to researching how YOU can achieve your 6 pack abs. So let’s make sure you get started on the right path and begin developing those abs how you should.

Again, the key isn’t to creating a 6 pack abs workout via crunches. Creating them is really just a simple science, yes it really is a science. A simple science at that, all you need to do in order to get a six pack abs is to eat right, and exercise correctly. Developing a strategy can be frustrating at times but will be very rewarding when you finally look into the mirror and see those abs you always dream of.

The first goal for obtaining your washboard 6 pack abs is your nutritional intake. This can be broken down into several different catagories for nutritional intake depending on the time of day. For instance, the meal you have after you just worked out needs to be orientated differently then the meal you eat at lunch or dinner. I’m going to start with the basics of an overall general diet and then go into the basics for meals before and after working out.

Stay away from things like hydrogenated oils, processed foods, and corn syrup. These are the three killers of any wanna be six pack developer. The sad part is that those three things play a very active role in most peoples everyday ‘diet’. If you are serious about getting the abs that you want then you need to be serious about the food that enters your body. These chemicals will lead directly to unhealthy circumstances like heart disease, heart attack, cancer and other degenerative diseases. Did I mention cancer? Yes, it is a proven fact that the consumption of those chemicals can and will produce cancer forming cells in your body, so AVOID them at all costs.

Another very important thing to look for when building your diet is to buy products that are as close to their original natural state as possible. Don’t eat fake products like peanut butter, butter, and other processed alternatives to the real thing. You may think that because it’s described as low fat or even fat free that you are doing yourself a favor. It is actually quite the opposite. These items are packed with harmful chemicals and preservatives that attempt to alleviate the item of the ‘fat’. Stick with the real thing and have a work out plan, it’s really as simple as that. When you use these fake oils to cook with the actual vitamins and minerals are lost because of the chemicals. Consider steamed vegetables for an example, use a real organic free range butter rather then the fake butter alternatives. The nutrition and vitamins are lost when you use the fake oils to cook with.

What you eat is what matters most, especially after your workout. After working out your body is in a catabolic state where your bodies muscle glycogen is depleted and as a result your cortisol levels rise. It’s time to help your body during this process and rejuvinate it. You need a meal that will break down and digest easily and that will replenish your muscles with glycogen to get your body back to the anabolic state. Focus on finding a meal that has a two to one ratio with twice the amount of carbohydrates to protein.

This will help create an insulin spike to allow your pancreas to begin shuttling nutrients to the muscle cells and help with the replenishment of the muscles. Keep in mind that this is only after meals and your general meals shouldn’t be focused around this type of two to one ratio. Rather your general meals should have sources of healthy fats. Fat slows down the absorption of the meal so that throughout your day your body has food digesting and helps replenish your muscles over time.

Written by tie5to

July 11, 2008 at 8:31 am