It Is Actually Easier For Men To Get A Six Pack.
While it's just as possible for a woman to get a six pack, it's a lot easier for men. Men have a lower absolute necessity for body fat. A woman needs a higher level of body fat just to function properly, so her body will fight her harder as she aims to get down to the lower levels required to see six-pack abs. But that doesn't mean you get to give up!
You Don't Need To Work Them Daily.
If you overtax your muscles, you may be causing more harm than good. Are you working your abs every day and seeing no results? It may be that you are causing damage to the muscle tissue. Instead, take a day off in between abs days.
It's Not Just About Your Abs.
In order to get that six pack you've always dreamed off, non-stop crunches won't get you there. Instead, you need to work your entire body to drop fat and show off your fabulous abs. You can't have a six pack before you are lean all over. Do this by working your major muscles groups, do cardio and follow a healthy diet.
Don't Forget Your Back.
Hate those love handles? Well, they are connected to your back. If you want to get a killer front, then you can't forget to work your back. Working on your back has several benefits. If you want a slimmer looking waist, you need to work your lower back. Secondly, working your back will help support you through more intense ab exercises. It will also help prevent injuries.
Not All Ab Exercises Were Created Equal.
Forget the gimmicks and stick to some proven moves. A 2001 study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that the most effective ab-targeted moves are bodyweight moves that can be done at home. The bicycle crunch, the reverse crunch and the captain's chair were named as top moves -beating out a traditional crunch by far. Many infomercial machines were not found to be effective.
You May Be Fatter Than You Look In The Mirror (Sigh).
It's not as simple as it appears. You have two types of fat: subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is all over the body just below the skin -this is what you think of as fat. The other type, visceral fat, lurks deep within the torso and wraps itself around your heart, liver, and other major organs. Even if you are happy with how you look in the mirror, you may have too much visceral fat deep within. Visceral fat is the more dangerous type that can damage your heart and blood vessels and could interfere with your body’s ability to use insulin. Unfortunately, an MRI or CT scan are the best way to find out if this is the case.
Our Final Thoughts? Having a six pack isn't just about looks, but has numerous health benefits. But be realistic about the timeline to get a six pack and the best ways to go about arriving at that goal to help ensure you don't end up disappointed. Slow and steady, you can get there!