Ab Pirates Follow the Food

 

When it comes to exercising for low body fat and bringing forth glorious abdominal muscles, weight training for muscle growth has nothing to do with it. Burning calories is the number one goal.

 

 

Abdominal muscles, like hidden treasure on Pudge Island, are being adamantly searched for from sea to shining sea in America. Ab exercises are transforming into increasingly complex full-body workouts, stomach exercises are incorporating more and more of the musculature; the metabolic rate of the country is increasing.

 

However, for the majority of Americans the abdominal bounty still remains a mystery. Why? Furthermore, why did Zerohedge recently do an article that laid out some dire fitness predictions for the states over the next decade? Apparently, by 2020 over three quarters of the population will be considered clinically obese. This doesn’t bode well for the waist line, but there’s no point in blaming the Ab exercises.

 

Chiseled Abs without Exercise

I can’t seem to stress this enough to people in the gym grunting and profusely sweating into that abs workout, or within the evolving fitness community online furiously researching – low body fat doesn’t require exercise. An everyday life with work and family that’s complimented by healthy, balanced, and disciplined eating is enough. Let’s chant the mantra together, “Abs are made in the kitchen!”

One can do all the ab exercises and work out as much asthey want, but if cumulatively week in and week out they aren’t burning off more calories than they’re consuming, low body fat (abs) won’t develop. Abdominal muscles themselves don’t burn enough calories to worry about. In terms of trimming down, they’re actually rather superficial. That’s why you will not find weight loss regimens revolve around Abs workout and stomach exercises.

 

Calories over Weight

When it comes to exercising for low body fat and bringing forth glorious abdominal muscles, weight training for muscle growth has nothing to do with it. Burning calories is the number one goal.

 

Of course this doesn’t mean that 100% cardio is ideal either, because weight training protects lean mass from breakdown during a slimming phase. The best approach is one that mixes short bouts (10mins) of pure cardio exercises like jogging, swimming, jump roping etc. with circuit training. Focus primarily on full-body workouts that incorporate ab exercises and allow for full range of motion for functional strength.

 

Get fit by reinventing mundane stomach exercises as a part of an extensive and metabolically challenging circuit; then jog for 10 mins. Include all kinds of extra movements, especially ones that challenge the body’s internal balance and stabilization mechanisms when approaching an abs workout.

 

Don’t Forget the Mantra

Ultimately though, keep in mind that sculpted abdominal muscles are almost entirely a product of food intake, not what one does or doesn’t do in the gym. Modern fitness has set that standard so people will continue to shell out untold billions on an industry that’s failed them. As soon as a person equates abs to food and cardiovascular health to exercise they are on the quickest path to where X marks the spot. Happy hunting!

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