So you want the secret to enviable abs?
Well, get in line. So does everyone else.
It’s puzzling that something so desirable is completely elusive for most people. Especially when it IS fully possible for you to dramatically shape up your waistline.
Yes, you. Y-O-U.
My clients routinely lose weight and transform their bodies. You can do it too.
I’m going to end the mystery for you now, once and for all. So forget everything you’ve heard about how to get flat, toned abs.
The true secret to great abs is a winning combination of fat burning cardio, resistance training and clean eating. That’s it: Exercise and Eating.
Simple enough, once you understand how to do it.
Your Exercise Routine: An effective exercise routine includes intense cardiovascular training with effective resistance training. Are you doing this?
Sorry, but walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes isn’t a fat blasting routine. And neither is a leisurely 20 minutes on the elliptical machine. Cardio exercise is all about maintaining a high level of intensity.
You need to push yourself.
Resistance training is the second side to a fat burning workout. This means working your major muscle groups against challenging resistance in a way that stimulates your metabolism.
The key is to find the right intensity and to keep each muscle group guessing.
Your Diet: Diet is a big stumbling block for most people—especially as it relates to their abs. If your diet is out of control then your abs will be too, plain and simple. You can’t trim your waist without trimming the junk from your diet.
Start by keeping your total calories in check. Do you know how many calories you eat? The best way to find out is to record everything you eat for a few days. Tally the number of calories that you eat each day and do an evaluation—feel free to recruit me to help out with this part. Together we’ll chart improvements for your diet and adjust your calories for maximum results.
Also, stop eating junk food. While this may seem obvious, your definition of “junk food” may need to be updated. Any item with refined sugar, such as soft drinks, blended coffee drinks, cookies, cakes, packaged snacks, and other sinfully sweet treats, need to be off-limits. As a rule of thumb, write all processed or refined items off as junk food.
Do you want to flatten and sculpt your abs once and for all? It’s time to decide that you really want it. Commit to yourself—you deserve it.
See me for fat-blasting workouts that deliver serious results. Together we will get you on a program that will melt the fat off your abs, exposing amazing shape and definition.
Jolene Goring is the Fitness Director of Geo-Fit Personal Training. Jolene is Scottsdale’s Premier Health and Fitness Expert. She has been featured in USA TODAY, is a best-selling author, is a member of America’s Premier Fitness Experts, a regular contributing writer to the Fitness Expert Network, and is the host of the fitness and nutrition show ‘Fitrition’.