Tuesday, 26 June 2012

4 Essential Rules For A Ripped 6 Pack

4 Essential Rules For A Ripped 6 Pack
How to Get A Ripped 6 Pack

OK, here's how to get a ripped 6 pack. While it's simple to get 6 pack abs, it's not easy. But these tips will give you a great start.

Just follow them and you'll be able to brag and show off your amazing chiseled abs all you want. Though it will take real work.

Lose Fat

The number one factor in getting a ripped 6 pack is how much fat your body has. IF you have too much fat, you just won't be able to see your abs.

So, your first goal should be to diet down and lose fat. Working out and adding muscle can come later - in the beginning, simply focus on losing fat.

I cannot stress losing fat enough. This is the single most important action to take to get 6 pack abs.

Gain Muscle

Once you're dropped enough body fat to see your abs, it's time to build up your muscles. Which will give you these amazing abs you want.

The trick with gaining muscle is that you must eat more to fuel your muscle growth. But if you eat too much you'll put on fat along with the muscle - what to do...

There are several solutions. What most bodybuilders do is have a 'bulking' phase of their training, where they put on muscle and fat, and a 'cutting' phase, when they diet down to lose fat while retaining the muscle they put on.

Another solution is to count your calories and just eat 200 or 400 extra calories a day, so that you're just eating enough to put on muscle. Though this gets to be a pain in the ass, I find. And you have to track yourself to make sure you're in that sweet spot for muscle growth, but not fat growth.

Whichever method you choose, commit to it. And while looking great 24/7 is possible, it's difficult.

Watch What You Eat

Seriously, when you're dieting down to your ripped 6 pack and when you're trying to put on muscle, track what you're eating. And if you've never done it before, count the calories that you're eating.

Counting your calories is the ultimate way of controlling what you eat. And if you've never don't it before, I highly recommend it - you'll learn a ton about how what you eat affects your body, and how common foods that you eat all the time actually have a lot more calories in them than you might think.

If you're not counting calories, at least keep some kind of food journal. If you totally don't track what you eat, it's very easy to eat too much and sabotage any chance of getting a ripped 6 pack.


Why is sleep important? Well, for starters sleep is when you release growth hormone and testosterone (even you ladies), which help you retain and build muscle.

Also, lack of sleep triggers you to be more hungry. And staying up late and not getting enough time also gives you a ton more time to give in to snacking. Just say, "Yes!" to sleep!