One of the first things I wanted to do once I got down to my ideal weight was to get a great six pack of abs. As a male I have always dreamed of having an awesome six pack, who hasn’t? I think having a six pack is the ultimate statement in health, or at least fitness. I was always obese and unhealthy most of my life. I knew one day I would change my ways, but never had the determination or will power.
Overtime I just started to get unhealthier, hard to breath or have any energy. I couldn’t take it anymore, it was time to start. The first thing I did was go online and research diet plans. I have been thinking about this for a long time so I had my plan of attack ready. I started with weight watchers, and it was tough. I also started to do 15 minutes a day walking around my block.
There was a good little incline so it was a decent starting point. It took a lot of trial and error but I eventually started achieving 100 percent days. Meaning no fatty foods and not skipping my cardio. In the beginning I would exercise one day take two days off etc.. Or eat only one of my weight watchers meals and 2 or 3 unhealthy meals through out the day. It was a slow start but I was on the right track.
Once I started to achieve 100 percent everyday with my health and fitness attack I started to fill so good about myself. Almost a year later I was my ideal weight and extremely healthy and energetic, it was time to start working out. I wanted a six pack of abs, and that’s what I did. It reminded me of the beginning of my weight loss plan, I kept skipping days.
Getting a nice set of six pack abs requires pure determination and the right knowledge. In my mind I thought I can just do 15 minutes of sit ups a day, but after a couple of weeks my results were not as good as what I expected. So I went back to the web to do some research. And what I found was the answer, the key to getting great abs requires the right ab workouts.
What I uncovered was you need to do lower ab workouts and upper ab workouts in order to get a full set of six pack abs as fast as possible. Doing the sit ups all day would indeed work but it takes 5 times as long and only really works out the upper abdominal area. So what I figured out was I needed at least one good lower ab workout and one good upper ab workout. I wanted to get those abdominal muscles fast, but at the same time I didn’t want to spend all day doing it.
I still had to do my 15 to 20 minutes cardio daily so I only wanted to invest 15 to 20 minutes a day on my abs. So my plan of attack was one lower ab workout and one upper ab workout, 3 sets of each. In the beginning I also took the next day off as my abs were hurting badly, but down the road once my abs got use to the torture I did them everyday. Took about two weeks for the pain to go away. So start your ab routine nice and slow, maybe it was because of my age but I couldn’t even sit down right for weeks, it was painful.
So lets go over the lower ab workouts, or at least the 3 best. The v holds, abdominal holds and the leg lifts for the lower abs. The upper abs the bicycle crunch, regular crunch and the sit ups or ab pull ups will do. So now you need to find and test the ab exercises you would like to do, then figure out your ab routine. My routine is crunches for the upper abs and v holds for the lower abs, 3 sets of each and tough reps all the way through. It usually takes me 15 to 25 minutes to finish my daily ab routine. Then after I finish my ab routine I do a light jog around my block for 15 to 20 minutes.
Everyday, no breaks. It took me about 3 months for my abdominal muscles to show and 6 to 7 months to get an awesome set of six pack abs. I did go slow and kind of the lazy way. If you want to get your abs faster just do more sets and more ab workouts. There is no better feeling in the world then having a six pack. Just follow my advice and in no time you will have the best looking abs that all those cute girls go crazy for!