Let’s be honest: having a flat stomach and abs, is what everyone want. It’s a kind of Holy Grail that everyone talks about, but we do not really know how to really get visible abs. To have a flat stomach, there is no secret. Just follow these 4 little tips and you will thank me later.
It seems to be an absolute truth, or a simple matter. Healthy eating is the basis of any food rebalancing. Beyond that, eating well is a health issue that is growing in importance. Nevertheless, it is not as easy and obvious as one might think.
Temptations are everywhere, food are more and more modified, are getting industrial or grown with pesticides and other chemicals. It seems to me that eating healthy and simple products has never been so difficult. It is very difficult nowadays, to know where your meat or fish comes from. Even the butchers do not always know how the beefs they serve are raised
However, healthy eating is simple: Vegetables, fruits, meat, fish. In fact, everything that does not have packaging and that existed already 5000 years before your birth.
Doing cardio to burn fat
Cardio is life. When I say cardio, it includes all sports activities that make you sweat. Running, cycling, RPM, dance, elliptical, zumba, body combat or body attack, in short, everything that challenges you at the level of breath. The goal being that you are soaked and all red at the end of your workout. Yes, you will not be glamorous, but you will feel good and you will have eliminated a lot of toxins.
The advantage of cardio is that it will go to tap into your fat reserves. In fact, it will help you to refine your silhouette, to “dry” your muscles, as we say in the bodybuilding language.
Thus, a healthy and balanced diet, coupled with 3 sessions of cardio, 40 minutes a week, will help you get rid of the fat that bothers you. And gradually your abs will appear. Yes it does work, and has nothing to do with magic.
Do not exercise abs every day
When I see “abs challenges” or “abs march madness”, it makes me laugh. Actually, these one-month challenges that make you do abs almost every day, give no convincing results. Why?
Simply because the abdominals are muscles just like the others, which need rest. If you work them every day, then you will “exhaust” them. You have to let them congest for one day or two for them to develop. Moreover, for your abs to come out of hiding, you have to work with loads to really work the muscle. Thus, for a visible result, it is advisable to work with heavy loads and perform about fifteen repetitions per exercise. And most importantly, to have days off. For my part, I rarely work on abs specifically. And when I do, I target the oblique especially.
Drink a lot of water for hydration
More often, when we engages in a fitness or healthy lifestyle, we forget and neglects hydration. Still, drinking enough water, every day can change a lot.
A sufficient amount of water actually means at least 2 liters of water a day. What’s the use of drinking so much? Well, it helps prevent water retention.
Indeed, when you do not hydrate enough, the body retain the little water it has. It’s a survival mechanism. The thing is, it swells the body and creates an extra layer of fat. Finally, it looks like fat in appearance, when in reality it is indeed water. If you want to have visible abs, I advise you to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to avoid this inflated appearance.
In addition to hydrating, drinking water will help eliminate and work your kidneys. The kidneys are the filters of the body that take care of eliminating impurities. The more you drink water, the more you will engage the mechanism of “purifying” your body.