In this article I will explain how to get flat abs, and give you a list of the best flat stomach exercises that you can do once in a while.
If you want your abdominal muscles to appear flat, separated, and defined you have to shrink the all the fat cells in your body.
In reality, this is the only way to create flat abs. Simply doing a lot of flat stomach exercises will make your abdominal muscles stronger, but if you have unwanted body fat sitting on top of those muscles, your abs will not appear flat.
Obviously the next question is…What is the most effective way to burn off the unwanted body fat covering your abs?
And the answer is to use cardio training on a regular basis. This is the fastest way to create flat abs!
You can use an effective nutrition strategy and flat stomach exercisesto produce some results, but if you have a slow metabolism and have a good amount of unwanted body fat covering your abs, this might take you a few years.
Since most people do not have the patience, and want fast results, I would recommend to use cardio training to burn off the fat, and in addition to this use an effective nutrition strategy and resistance training to keep your metabolism elevated.
One of the most important things to understand about creating flat abs is that you can’t spot reduce the unwanted body fat that is sitting on top of your abdominal muscles.
There is a myth that spot reduction can be accomplished, and this is why many people are trying to use flat stomach exercises to create six pack abs.
But, in reality, this is simply 100% impossible, and the only way to create a flat stomach is to reduce your overall body fat percentage.
For men the goal should be around 10% body fat, and for women it should be around 15% body fat.
When you reach these body fat levels, your abdominals will appear flat, separated, and defined.
In the end, here is the ultimate flat abs strategy that you can use to create a flat stomach for life!
1) Create an effective nutrition strategy by reading and implementing the information in the nutrition section on this site. In order to provide your body with everything it needs to function properly and to have the energy to do cardio training you have to eat like a normal person.
2) Choose a cardiovascular exercise that can be sustained for life. My favorite is brisk walking outside or inside on a treadmill. Start with three sessions per wee, 5-10 minutes per session and work your way up to daily cardio for at least 60 minutes per session.
3) Use weight training on a regular basis, and make sure that together with your flat stomach exercises you work out all of the major muscle groups.
Resistance training is important for maintaining your muscles and not for burning off the fat that is covering up your abdominals.
Muscle is a metabolically active tissue, and your organism must expand a lot of energy (calories) to sustain it. What this means is that the more muscle you have the more calories your body burns during the day.
By maintaining your lean muscle mass with resistance training, you will keep your metabolism elevated, and will be able to keep eating normal amounts of food on a daily basis.
This will allow you to avoid food cravings and you will always have plenty of energy during the day for the physical activities that will help you to sculpt the body of your dreams with flat abs.